- ONLINE: Woodwork Talk on shop-made jigs and workbenches
One of our amazing woodworking members and Woodshop 101 instructor, George Breeden, will host a Shop Talk discussion on shop-made jigs and workbenches, including general Q&A about woodworking. This meetup will be recorded and posted publicly on YouTube. If you'd like to not show up in the recording, please mute your mic and turn off your camera. Join this Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89037957395
- ONLINE: Making the Basic Knots
Grab a piece of rope and come join two of our awesome members, Stuart and William, as they show you basic knots to use in everyday life. Like knots used to secure a load in your truck or on that Minivan roof rake. Or how to use rope to make a handle for carrying that 4x8 sheet of ¾ inch ply. Knots for tying up a bundle and a knot to recover a beer from the ice waters of a trout stream. How can you "knot" come learn this online? This meetup will be recorded and posted publicly on YouTube. If you'd like to not show up in the recording, please mute your mic and turn off your camera. Join this Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89037957395
- Decatur Makers Members-Only meeting
Members of Decatur Makers meet monthly to conduct business, share updates, and make plans for future awesomeness. This meeting is ONLY for paying members of the Decatur Makers makerspace (For more info and to join, click here (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/)).
- ONLINE: Live Build of an Otto dancing robot
One of our amazing members, Maureen Haley, will be doing a live build of a walking, "talking" (beeping), dancing robot that is easy to program at home. If you want to work along, check out Ottodiy.com to find out about ordering kits or gathering your own materials. This online build will feature Decatur Makers 3D-printed parts and collected components. This meetup will be recorded and posted publicly on YouTube. If you'd like to not show up in the recording, please mute your mic and turn off your camera. Join this Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89037957395 Meeting ID:[masked]
- Middle School Girl Makers Club
If you have a middle school-aged girl that is interested in making things, please have her (and her friends) join us for our Girl Makers Club. Projects vary each month and will expose the girls to power tools, design, art, programming, problem-solving, and more. This is open to all middle school girls, regardless of interests or skill levels, and whether or not they're a member of Decatur Makers (https://decaturmakers.org/) and it's free. Snacks will be served. Fun will be had. #GirlMakersRock
- Arduino + Pi User Group
Wondering what to do with your Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi? Played around with them a little and need some inspiration? Want to learn more and/or share what you know? Join some other like-minded makers at our Arduino + Pi User Group. This is for makers of all skill levels from newbie to know-a-lot. This meeting is a discussion group that is run by whomever attends; In the past, there was some discussion of projects with makers helping each other with problems and/or questions. Please bring your own Arduino/Raspi/microcontroller, a computer to code on, and any other miscellaneous supplies you have that you'd like to use.
- Community Lab Safety Orientaion
Want to use the Community Lab at Decatur Makers? Then join us for this one time lab safety orientation. Offered on the second Wednesday of each month right before Open Build Night, this short orientation will show you how to safely work in the lab. After receiving this training you will be be granted key access for using the lab whenever you want. THIS TRAINING IS REQUIRED FOR ANY MEMBER WISHING TO USE THE LAB INDEPENDENTLY.
- ONLINE: Decatur Makers Open Build Night
UPDATED: We are now hosting VIRTUAL open build nights on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7 PM; So if you're interested in checking out the space, check us out here via Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89037957395 Meeting ID:[masked] Bring questions about Decatur Makers and a makerspace, a project you'd like to work on, and meet others who have the same passion or can help out! This is for makers of all ages, skill sets, and interests. Pop in, say hi, and stay for the making.