(PHOTOS) – Maker Faire Atlanta 2015

Posted by Decaturish.com October 3, 2015

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor

Maker Faire Atlanta invaded downtown Decatur over the weekend. The fair is the self-proclaimed Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, this weekend Decatur has become a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists and garage tinkerers.

Want to see a solar powered race car or a remote controlled underwater submarine? Want to build a smaller race car of your own or check out Google Cardboard? You can do just that and more in downtown near Decatur High School off of N. McDonough St. The Faire resumes on Sunday, October 4 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Addison Diethorn (center) walks through a fish skeleton made from metal during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Addison Diethorn (center) walks through a fish skeleton made from metal during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Garrett Hinton rides a bicycle made to look like a flying pig during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Garrett Hinton rides a bicycle made to look like a flying pig during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Zaila Karim makes a motor during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Zaila Karim makes a motor during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Phillip Wu (left) helps Alan Davies with his vortex machine as he sets in a tub of dry ice during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Phillip Wu (left) helps Alan Davies with his vortex machine as he sets in a tub of dry ice during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Hudson Jordan pilots a remote controlled submarine during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Hudson Jordan pilots a remote controlled submarine during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Gabi Urschel resets a wave machine that uses golf balls during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Gabi Urschel resets a wave machine that uses golf balls during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mila Lorick plays around with Google Cardboard during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Mila Lorick plays around with Google Cardboard during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dan Cary uses a mini lathe to cut into a piece of wood during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dan Cary uses a mini lathe to cut into a piece of wood during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Charlotte Fee plays a homemade game of Simon during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Charlotte Fee plays a homemade game of Simon during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Eric Dean (left) talks with Jackson Holbrook, his father Erik, mother Cindy and Riley Coogan about his invention during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Eric Dean (left) talks with Jackson Holbrook, his father Erik, mother Cindy and Riley Coogan about his invention during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Alex Weiss (left) talks with Tom Wardlow on a way to grow plants using artificial light during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Alex Weiss (left) talks with Tom Wardlow on a way to grow plants using artificial light during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Ian Kennedy designs a building during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Ian Kennedy designs a building during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jay Dellinger (left) is chased by Selena Fulford as they compete in the Moxie Challenge during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Jay Dellinger (left) is chased by Selena Fulford as they compete in the Moxie Challenge during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Ronny Berry learns to solder during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Ronny Berry learns to solder during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Carson Bell spins the wheel on a soapbox derby car during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Carson Bell spins the wheel on a soapbox derby car during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Norton Whatley (left) plays a game of Minecraft using food as a controller during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Norton Whatley (left) plays a game of Minecraft using food as a controller during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Harrison Taylor (center) plays in foam blocks during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.  Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Harrison Taylor (center) plays in foam blocks during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Billy Biscoe (left) and Philip Woford watch a harmonograph draw a picture during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Billy Biscoe (left) and Philip Woford watch a harmonograph draw a picture during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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  • Serina Love

    so much fun! Someone snapped a pic of me and my boyfriend while we were there (I had bright pink hair) if you see this can you share it with me!?

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