Join us May 12 from 1-3 pm to explore a maker space. This field trip will take us to Decatur Makers, where designers of all stripes bring ideas into reality.
The Decatur Makers team will give us a tour of their space and help us understand what a makerspace can offer its community by sharing their stories, process, and advice. We’ll even get a chance to get hands-on in the makerspace, learning how to use a wide range of equipment to make our own lantern. By the end of this field trip, you’ll not only understand what makerspaces offer their communities, you’ll learn how to use professional fabrication equipment and take home your own lantern.
ABOUT DECATUR MAKERS
Decatur Makers is a welcoming, family-friendly community of inquisitive, motivated people who work together in a safe environment to discover, understand, design and create interesting things.
WHAT IS A MAKERSPACE?
Imagine wood shop, metal shop, computer lab, electronics shop, arts & crafts area, and more all under one roof, with tools ranging from soldering irons and drill presses to recycled art and 3D printers. Imagine a community of experts and novices of all ages learning how to build and fix things as well as just making cool stuff!
We will meet in the lobby of Decatur Makers at 1pm. This event costs $20 for non-members and $15 for MODA members. At the end of this event, you will take home your own lantern and learn how to use professional fabrication equipment.
This field trip is part of MODA’s Teen Jam series which offers emerging designers (ages 15 - 20) the opportunity to explore a wide range of design fields at top local studios, speak to designers leading their fields, and participate in hands-on activities.
MODA’s Teen Jam aims to support the designers of tomorrow as they explore and grow in the first steps of their careers. We’re focusing on hosting field trips, but will host a wide range of events and programming.