Decatur Makers will debut community makerspace

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 5, 2017

Photo provided by Decatur Makers

Decatur Makers is ready to debut the community’s makerspace on Saturday, May 6.

Starting in 2012, the local community – including school-aged kids and adults – came together through Decatur Makers to put their innovation to use and “make cool stuff.”

From 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday people can enjoy this free event. Attendees can “see demonstrations of projects, and get hands-on with DIY activities including arts and crafts, woodworking, electronics and more.” The new makerspace is located at 605 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue behind the First Christian Church.

“Thanks to the continued support of our founders, community partners, and members we have turned a nearly abandoned gym in downtown Decatur into an amazing makerspace full of equipment and tools, all utilized by a diverse and growing family of creative makers,” Decatur Makers Executive Director Lew Lefton said in a press release.

At 4 p.m., the Mayor of Decatur Patti Garrett will cut the ribbon to mark the grand opening.

For more information about Decatur Makers, check out: http://decaturmakers.org/.

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