Learn the basics of 3D printing in this intro class!
The first part will be an intro to theory of 3d printing and how it works, then we’ll get into the specifics of how to use Decatur Makers' Lulzbot mini printer.
We’ll cover how to make a design with free software, then turn that design into gcode using the Cura slicer so that the machine can read it.
Finally, we’ll send prints to the printer and show everyone how to use it. Feel free to bring a small design to print (your own, or find something on www.thingiverse.com). Since prints take 20 minutes to over an hour, not everyone will be able to print something in the time allowed, but you should know enough by the end of class to print on the mini yourself.
The class is scheduled for 3.5 hours but the first hour and half is the most critical. After that, it will be making prints on the mini and answering questions.
$15 for members of Decatur Makers*
$25 for non-members (click HERE for more info and to join (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/)!)
*Members please pay full-price and we'll refund the difference at the class.
Max Number of Students: 10
Min Age of Student: 14 years old
Bring a laptop if you have one!
Handmade presents are the best! Or maybe you'd like to make something to brighten up your home during the winter months.
Attendees will learn the basics of cutting, welding, its application, and safety. We will cover angle grinding, cutting with a band saw and plasma cutter, basic info on types of welding and welding machines. Bring your project (Mild steel only - no large projects - check with instructor to see if it is doable for class) or use the scrap and parts we have on hand to make art work, gift or small home project. Think office organizer, small jewelry stand, candle holder. Bring your imagination.
Student must wear natural fiber clothes (100% cotton, leather, hemp, bamboo, linen, etc) and shoes. Closed toed leather shoes. Covered arms and legs (long sleeves or short sleeves with button up shirt, and long pants). If you have their own safety equipment feel free to bring it. *Bring reading glasses if needed (must see up close)*.
Max number of students in the class: 3
Class is outside so may have to be rescheduled during inclimate weather.
= $100 per person for non-members of Decatur Makers (for more info and to join, click here (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/))
= $90 per person for members of Decatur Makers (please pay full amount and we will refund you the difference.)
We'll be gathering for a meetup every 3rd Sunday of the month to tidy-up and re-organize the space.
Bring something to share, food and/or a project, and we'll also spend some time cleaning up; It's a casual maker party with a little bit of work to-do. The more hands the merrier.
Please join us whenever you can stop by! There will be food and drinks and music. All makers, tall and small, are welcome.
Our prey is all around us but so small we can't see it. We're talking about microbes of course! We're on the prowl for the strangely beautiful micro-organisms that live in the soil, on plants, door knobs, and even your skin.
Join the Decatur Makers Community Lab for our first ever Microbe Hunt! Armed with sterile cotton swabs we'll go in search of microbes living unnoticed all around us. After the hunt we'll return to the lab to plate our microbes and begin the process of isolating and identifying the most interesting ones we find.
This is a multi-step process and this meet-up will be the first of many. Along the way you'll learn many practical microbiology techniques and lots about the microbial world around us. Join us for whatever meet-ups you can!
The Microbe Hunt is an effort to build up our stock of interesting microbes to be used for create artwork. We're looking for safe microbes with interesting textures, colors, and growth patterns.
*This event is open to the everyone and is appropriate for all ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Students (age 12-17) will learn the basics of cutting, welding, its application, and safety. We will cover cutting with a band saw and basic info on types of welding and welding machines. Bring your project (Mild steel only - no large projects - check with instructor to see if it is acceptable) or use scrap and parts on hand to make art work, gift or small home project. Think office organizer, jewelry holder, candle holder. Bring your imagination.
Student must wear natural fiber clothes (100% cotton, leather, hemp, bamboo, linen, etc) and shoes. Closed toed leather shoes (no mesh). Covered arms and legs (long sleeves or short sleeves with a button up shirt and long pants).
If you have your own safety equipment you can bring it. Bring reading glasses if needed (must see up close).
Class is outside so dress appropriately. Attendees will be notified if class needs to be rescheduled for inclimate weather conditions.
Max number of students in the class: 3
= $100 for non-members of Decatur Makers (for more info and to join, click here (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/))
= $90 for members of Decatur Makers (please pay full amount and we will refund you the difference.)
Join us every third Monday of the month for some science and fun! Bio Mondays is an opportunity for anyone interested in DIY Bio to come and see what it's all about. Each month we'll feature a new lab skill and some discussion about all things DIYbio at Decatur Makers.
Bio Mondays are free and open to Decatur Makers members and non-members alike. Note, that if you do wish participate in the hands-on activities there may be a small fee.
We'll update you on the current month's activity as we get closer to the date of the event.
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.