Decatur Makers mission is particularly important during these times: empowering a community of builders, creatives and learners. And you can help us continue to make a positive impact on people of all-ages across metro-Atlanta!
Would you consider making a donation to support our “2nd Laser Cutter = More Making 2022″ fundraising campaign and help us empower more people through more making?
Along-side our amazingly creative and supportive community with expertise to support learning and making, we also provide tools and equipment for the community to build so many things. Our current laser cutter and engraver, a Glowforge Pro, has been a very popular piece of equipment used by our community of hobbyists, entrepreneurs/small business owners, and youth. As our community and impact have grown, so has the use of our Glowforge.
And as usage has grown, so has the need for a 2nd laser cutter and engraver. As a way to increase accessibility to this popular and powerful tool to positively impact lives, we are planning to purchase a new laser cutter and engraver: Thunder Laser NOVA 35 with additional functionality to support innovative ideas while still keeping the ease-of-use for all skill levels.
We are running this fundraising campaign through April 30!
With our current laser cutter:
- We have trained 338 individuals on how to utilize laser cutting and engraving technology to unlock their creative potential. This includes many entrepreneurs and small business owners as well as youth from diverse backgrounds.
- Over the past 6 months, makers have spent 600+ hours of time running jobs on our laser. At least 100 of those hours were used by women and other minority-owned small business owners to prototype and create products.
Making fosters life-changing experiences where kids and adults find passions, learn hard skills, and develop and strengthen the soft skills of problem-solving and critical thinking. This type of success positively impacts people of all ages by empowering them in all areas of their life.
This is why we’re asking for your support to help us buy a 2nd laser cutter to support more people learning, building and creating their ideas.
Decatur Makers is more than a makerspace, it’s a community-based organization of creative people that directly helps address educational needs, builds community, and fosters economic opportunities for people of all ages, skill sets, and backgrounds.
Thank you for your support!