What we're about

Decatur Makers is a welcoming, family-friendly community of inquisitive, motivated people who work together in a safe environment to discover, understand, design and create interesting things. We do host activities for children, but please note that any children present at a Meetup must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

We also have a google group and are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram which we use to communicate and discuss activities. More info (and others ways to support us) here (http://decaturmakers.org/).

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PRIVATE EVENT: Upstairs Meeting Room

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The Decatur Robotics team will be meeting in our upstairs meeting room for their regular meetings during the competition season.

Intro to MIG Welding

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Have you taken Welding Machine Basics and now want some instruction on how to weld? Or have you been just wondering what all the fuss is about? Join us in an introductory MIG class. Students will learn the basics of cutting, welding, its application, and safety. Class will cover angle grinding basic info on types of welding and welding machines. We will be practicing on mild steel to gain some competence in MIG welding. We will discuss MIG applications and welding different types of metal. MIG (GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding) is a welding process that has a shorter learning curve than other welding processes. MIG welding is a versatile process because it is, "point and shoot" compared the more complex TIG or Stick welding. MIG is used often in manufacturing, small shops, and a favorite with the amateur welder because of ease of use. Student must wear natural fiber clothes (100% cotton, leather, hemp, bamboo, linen, etc) and shoes. Closed toed shoes. Covered arms and legs (long sleeves and long pants). If you have your own safety equipment you can bring it. Bring reading glasses if needed (must see up close). NOTE: This class may be rescheduled due to weather. We weld outside and electricity and water don't mix. Strong wind or severe cold/heat may also require rescheduling. Please check back prior to class. Message Bria if you have any questions. Cost: = $135 for non-members of Decatur Makers (for more info and to join, click here (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/)) = $110 for members of Decatur Makers (please pay full amount and we will refund you the difference.) Scholarships may be available for members.

Part 2: Basics of Speaker Design and Construction

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Please sign up for this event on the first night: https://www.meetup.com/Decatur-Makers/events/264036938/ We'll be using the woodshop and lots of clamps.

Woodworking Get Together

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We've got so many woodworkers in the space, it's nice to get them all together to share skills and projects they're working on. We'll likely have some sort of small woodworking demo, followed by mingling and talking woodshop. Folks can show off projects they're working on and get help from others. We might even work on some shop organization if folks are interested.

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