• Woodshop 201: Dimensioning Lumber

    Decatur Makers

    $30.00

    Prerequisite: Woodshop 101 or equivalent expertise. This class will cover the basics of using the jointer and planer to take rough-cut lumber and turn it into flat and square boards for use in a project. Cost: Free for members of Decatur Makers* $30 for non-members (click HERE for more info and to join (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/)!) *Members please pay full-price and we'll refund you after you attend the class. Refunds: Full refunds will be given if you cancel no later than 2 days prior to the class. NO other cancellation refunds provided. Max Number of Students: 3 Min Age of Student: 14 years old if a parent attends with them The instructor, Cathy Pfeiler, once was the webmaster for IBM.COM. But left that world to build everything from tiny houses to cutting boards. She now has her own own woodworking business where she continues to design and build her clients dreams.

  • Intro to Stop Motion Video for Middle Schoolers

    Decatur Makers

    $30.00

    For middle school aged kids, this is a great intro to Stop Motion Video making! The class will go over some brief history of stop motion animation and then everyone will tell their own story by making their own video! Kids can bring their own phone (and a charger), but we will have phones available for the kids to use. The app used in the class is free! No previous experience necessary. Max number of students in the class: 5 Cost: = $30 for non-members of Decatur Makers (for more info and to join, click here (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/)) = $25 for members of Decatur Makers (please pay full amount and we will refund you the difference at the class.)

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Decatur Makers Video Livestream TEAM

    Decatur Makers

    If you are interested in creating videos and streaming over the internet, Decatur Makers has been livestreaming from our Wednesday Open Build Nights. We are gathering to plan our next live event later in July and discuss future plans.

  • Bio Mondays: GMO Testing

    Decatur Makers

    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. This month we'll be putting our brand new thermocycler through its paces by testing some your favorite foods to see if they are GMO. You'll learn how to extract DNA and how to use that DNA to detect a common sequences inserted into GMO foods and plants. Bring your own or choose from some of ours. Please note, if you plan to bring your own samples to test, you want to adhere to the guidelines below. Corn or soy derivatives work best. Only a small quantity is needed for testing. Good Results: - Fresh corn silk - soy flour - corn bread mix - tortilla chips - doritos, cheetos, tostitos Fair Results: - quinoa - tofu - corn husk - fresh leaves Avoid: - oils - corn starch/meal - popcorn - corn kernels - fruit pulp - cereals - fritos Event is free, but donations are encouraged to help offset cost of materials.

  • Youth Welding Project Class

    Decatur Makers

    $100.00
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  • Intro to 3D Printing

    Decatur Makers

    $25.00

    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’ new CR10 printer & our 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 our machines yourself. The class is scheduled for 3 hours but the first two hours is the most critical. After that, it will be making prints on the mini and answering questions. Cost: Free 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. Refunds: Full refunds will be given if you cancel no later than 2 days prior to the class. NO other cancellation refunds provided. Max Number of Students: 6 Min Age of Student: 10 years old if a parent attends with them Bring a laptop if you have one! If we have time towards the end, we can help you set up Cura on your machine or answer questions regarding 3d models you want to print. Your instructor, Andy Zamon, has been 3D printing for 3 years and re-discoverd his joy of making after several years in the corporate sector. He teaches 3D Printing to K-12 students in after school programs and enrichment activities during the school year. While not teaching he helps solve problems with his trusty lulzbot mini - repairing broken key fobs, helping design educational activities for festivals, and making giant LEGO.

  • DNA Barcoding Symposium for middle schoolers and high schoolers

    Decatur Makers, in partnership with the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance, is hosting a FREE opportunity for middle and high school students wanting to experience biology on the same level as professional scientists. The two-day DNA Barcoding Summer Symposium offers the chance for students to get hands-on using tools and techniques they are not likely to be exposed to until college. No experience is necessary! For more info and to register: https://sites.google.com/view/dna-barcoding-symposium-dm/

  • Woodshop 201: Dimensioning Lumber

    Decatur Makers

    $30.00

    Prerequisite: Woodshop 101 or equivalent expertise. This class will cover the basics of using the jointer and planer to take rough-cut lumber and turn it into flat and square boards for use in a project. Cost: Free for members of Decatur Makers* $30 for non-members (click HERE for more info and to join (https://decaturmakers.org/membership/)!) *Members please pay full-price and we'll refund you after you attend the class. Refunds: Full refunds will be given if you cancel no later than 2 days prior to the class. NO other cancellation refunds provided. Max Number of Students: 3 Min Age of Student: 14 years old if a parent attends with them The instructor, Cathy Pfeiler, once was the webmaster for IBM.COM. But left that world to build everything from tiny houses to cutting boards. She now has her own own woodworking business where she continues to design and build her clients dreams.