From the Decatur Makers…
All the Decatur Makers are hootin’ and hollerin’ because our Kickstarter campaign has surpassed the initial goal of raising $15,000. Close to 200 people from all over the world (yes we have international backers) have come together to support your friendly neighborhood makerspace.
This means we’re closer to being operational and officially opening the doors. Now we can build out a starter workshop, add some AV capabilities, and install an RFID security system to better control access to the building and tools.
This is a huge milestone for Decatur Makers, but we’re not done yet! There is still one day left to help us reach the stretch goal which would open the side of the building (allows for larger projects, improves access for wheelchairs, handtrucks, etc.) and install some virtualization servers for programming classes and other open source projects.
“Decatur Makers is thrilled to see hundreds of supporters come together to help us open our all ages makerspace. We’re so excited we may extend the age range to include embryos and the walking dead!” says Lew Lefton, Executive Director. Appropriate, as the Kickstarter campaign http://bit.ly/dmks
will close at midnight on Thursday, Oct 30, the eve of Halloween.
You can still back us at any level from $1 on up. We have many new backer rewards! Another way to support the organization is by sharing the following link with your networks:
Thanks to everyone who has been supporting us as we create this awesome community and facility.