(PHOTOS) – 2016 Maker Faire Atlanta

Posted by Decaturish.com October 1, 2016

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor 

Calling all inventors, artists and makers of awesomeness. The 2016 Atlanta Maker Faire has hit Decatur this weekend and it is bringing out the community’s creative best. Check out drone races and learn to become a pilot. Help with Georgia Tech’s urban beehive project. Watch demonstrations on glassblowing, blacksmithing, weaving and more. Experience virtual reality. The options are endless. All that is needed is a thirst for knowledge.

The second day of the Maker Faire begins at 12 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Oct. 2. The Faire is free to attend. It takes place on the Decatur High School football field, the Ebster Gym and courtyard and parking lot, and the park on Trinity Place between Commerce Drive and Electric Avenue, the event’s website says. For more information, click here.

Sienna Ampola (left) and Esteban Guzman work on a bead project as Nicolas Guzman watches during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sienna Ampola (left) and Esteban Guzman work on a bead project as Nicolas Guzman watches during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Bryson Powell tries his hand at making music while banging on handmade bells during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Bryson Powell tries his hand at making music while banging on handmade bells during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

A robot under the control of Jackson Armstrong (left) picks up a beanbag as Owen Burke waits his turn during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

A robot under the control of Jackson Armstrong (left) picks up a beanbag as Owen Burke waits his turn during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Hogan Hetzel (left) and Ashton Simpkins sit inside a spaceship as Chris Goode and Craig Coleson help them with their virtual reality goggles during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Hogan Hetzel (left) and Ashton Simpkins sit inside a spaceship as Chris Goode and Craig Coleson help them with their virtual reality goggles during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Aisling McHenry-Stelle (right) and Otto Hillegass use catapults during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Aisling McHenry-Stelle (right) and Otto Hillegass use catapults during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Alex Robinson controls a robot using his arms during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Alex Robinson controls a robot using his arms during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Liliana Sandfort (left) creates a sheet of cotton pulp paper with the help of Christina Lee during the 2016 Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Liliana Sandfort (left) creates a sheet of cotton pulp paper with the help of Christina Lee during the 2016 Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Richmond Doomah (left) and Charles Pierson help Anthony Nguyen build slats for Georgia Tech's urban beehive project during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Richmond Doomah (left) and Charles Pierson help Anthony Nguyen build slats for Georgia Tech’s urban beehive project during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Connor Daigle (right) tries his hand at virtual welding during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Connor Daigle (right) tries his hand at virtual welding during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sean O'Shea gives a blacksmithing demonstration during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sean O’Shea gives a blacksmithing demonstration during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Alison Hight (right) and Emily Fitzharris watch as a 3D printer cuts a snowflake during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Alison Hight (right) and Emily Fitzharris watch as a 3D printer cuts a snowflake during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Matt Janke plies his craft as he blows glass in a demonstration during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Matt Janke plies his craft as he blows glass in a demonstration during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sonoma Oster tries her hand at weaving during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sonoma Oster tries her hand at weaving during the Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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