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Build a Playground of the Future? A Petting Zoo in Space? Crazy Creatures Under the Sea?? So many ways for your middle school aged girl to use their imaginations and robotics to design, light up, and move their art creations. Decatur Makers is hosting a morning of ARTBotics, a fusion of Coding, Arts and Crafts for middle school aged girls. They will make unique robot creations using Birdbrain’s Hummingbird BIT, Micro:Bit and Make:Code. No experience needed! It'll be a fun way to play, invent, and enjoy the design process while they learn to code. Max number of students in the class: 12 Student age: Middle school girls Cost: = FREE but there's a $5 fee per girl to secure their spot; It'll be refunded at the event. This is a grant funded program, thanks to the Decatur Rotary Club! BIO: Gail Tate, Instructor This workshop is being led by Gail Tate, founder of AVEZ Select, an avid sponsor of creative technology. Gail has been leading ARTBotics classes for over six years. She has hosted makerspace events, for students and adults, throughout the southeast, and even at the World Economic Forum in China. This program has been enjoyed at Georgia Tech, Fulton, Cobb, Richmond & Newton Counties, Atlanta Public Schools and many others. Gail is so excited to join the community at Decatur Makers!
Join us for a one of a kind experience. Each participant will receive their very own oyster. Open your oyster! Retrieve your pearl (or pearls)! Make a beautiful wire pendant cage to wear with your treasure! This class is for beginners or those makers with very little experience in making jewelry. Each artist will be provided everything needed to create a beautiful keepsake. Cost: $20 for paying 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 you the difference 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: 10 Min Number of Students: Min Age of Student: 13 years old
The Glowforge is a really cool piece of equipment and very user-friendly, but there are a few things you need to know to operate it safely. In the first half of the class, we’ll cover the safety checklists you should always follow when using the laser, what materials are laser-friendly, how to format files for the Glowforge User Interface (GFUI), as well as how to use the GFUI. In the second half of the class, you’ll have the opportunity to use the Glowforge with supervision on a project you’ve brought with you or a starter project (a Decatur Makers key chain fob with your name on it). This class assumes students have some vector design software on their computers. Inkscape is a good free option and the one the instructor is most familiar with. The class won’t cover how to do vector graphics, but the instructor may be able to help with some basics during the second half of the class. The GFUI is browser-based, so no additional software will be needed, but students will need access to an email account. Decatur Makers members will receive a login to the Glowforge system, but non-members will have to interface through the instructor’s computer. Min age: 12 years old - adult Max number of students in the class: 8 Cost: = $25 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) The instructor, Kevin Arne, has more than a decade of experience in workshops making everything from bookshelves to knives. When he's not making stuff, he's tutoring high school students and helping teachers incorporate more maker projects in their classrooms.
Want to use DM's new welding equipment? This class will cover the safety and use of the TIG/Stick and MIG machines at Decatur Makers. Each attendee will get to startup, use, and shut down the machines so you can be cleared to use the equipment. You'll learn how to do some basic troubleshooting and how to take care of the equipment properly. We will discuss TIG, MIG, and Stick applications and welding different types of metal. We will also touch on adjacent equipment, like angle grinders and clamps, needed to weld. *This is a class on how to use welding machines - learning how to weld is a seperate class.* 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 and long pants). If you have your own safety equipment you can bring it. Bring reading glasses if needed (must see up close). Here's a little information to get you started: MIG (GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding) is the easiest process to learn. It has a MIG "gun" that is live once you push the trigger. There is a continuous feed of wire that serves as filler metal and electrode. Stick (SMAW - Shielded Metal Arc Welding) is the earliest modern welding to use electricity. This process doesn't require gas tanks and is used in the field and under water. It can be challenging but rewarding to learn. TIG (GTAW - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) welding is a process that allows very high quality welds, even on very thin metals. Welding with TIG is the cleanest process with little to no splatter. You can choose whether to use filler metal and have constant heat control. Min age: 12 years old - adult Max number of students in the class: 4 Cost: = $25 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. It may take up to ten days to get reimbursed. No-shows won't be reimbursed unless they change their RSVPs to Not Going beforehand). Thanks!