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/).

Upcoming events (5+)

2020 DIYbioATL Kick-off and Planning Meeting

Decatur Makers

TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT THE DIYbioATL MEETUP PAGE AT: https://www.meetup.com/DIYbioATL/events/267110827/ It's a new year so let's get it started right! Join us for our DIYbioATL's first meet-up of 2020! At this kick-off meeting we'll talk about our goals for this year, upcoming classes and events, and current projects. If you're new, we'll also give you a tour and orientation of the lab. So whether you're new or returning, this a great opportunity to help shape the future of DIYbioATL. Hope to see you there!

Metal Lathe 101

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The metal lathe is a mesmerizing tool that allows you to make all kinds of things that can't be made in any other way. It's usually the first stop on the way to making your own tools. In this class you'll learn how to operate the metal lathe for some basic operations like facing, drilling, and turning to a specific size (you'll also learn to read a micrometer). We'll talk about different cutting tools and when to use each one. Most importantly, we'll cover how to avoid hurting yourself or others when operating the metal lathe. Min age: 15 years old - adult Max number of students in the class: 2 Cost: = $50 for non-members of Decatur Makers (for more info and to join, click here (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/)) = FREE for members of Decatur Makers (please pay here, and you will be reimbursed after the class if you attend. No-shows won't be reimbursed unless they change their RSVPs to Not Going at least 2 days beforehand) Your metal lathe instructor, William (Bill) Crispell, retired from a 35 year career in Industrial Automation. In the early days he designed and fabricated the control cabinets, occasionally making use of the metal lathe. On retiring he purchased a 1953 South Bend Heavy 10 lathe renewing his interest in manual machining. Restoring his lathe was the first project. His equipment list has expanded to include welders and a milling machine. He tuned and modified Decatur Makers’ Grizzly G4000 to offer this class.

Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) meeting

Decatur Makers

ALE has been promoting Linux and Open Source Software Freedom in Atlanta Since 1994. The group is now meeting at Decatur Makers on the third Tuesday of the month. See www.ale.org for specifics on the meeting topic. Although there is parking available in the church parking lot at the makerspace, we suggest you consider parking across the street or around the corner in the neighborhood to avoid conflicting with a pre-existing weekly Tuesday night church event.

Open Build Night

Decatur Makers

We are now hosting open build nights on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7 PM. These nights are open to members and non-members so if you're interested in checking out the space, come on by. Bring a project you'd like to work on, meet others who have the same passion or can help out, and/or work on one of our Decatur Maker projects du jour. This is for makers of all ages, skill sets, and interests. Stop by, stay hi, and stay for the making.

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Monthly Clean Up the Space!

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