One fo the movements sweeping through the Open Hardware world is that of the hackerspace: a place where people can communially work on hardware, sharing tools, resources, expertise and encouragement. In Atlanta we have FreeSide Atlanta. From their Meetup Page:

Freeside Technology Spaces, Inc., a non-profit organization, strives to be the best in providing resources and an environment that encourages research, knowledge exchange, learning, and mentoring in the Atlanta community, through  workshops, collaborative projects,  and other activities that develop and support free and open source software and hardware.

So check out their blog. They also have a wiki.

Upcoming FreeSide Atlanta Meetups

Events - Freeside Atlanta

Events - Freeside Atlanta
  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside is having a build-out! Freeside members get to flex their right to hack on the space infrastructure and hack Freeside itself into a collective vision. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to come and help us hack the space! We could always use extra hands for buildouts and are happy to show you around the space.

    Make sure to wear closed-toe shoes and fitted clothing, and be ready to get your hands dirty! Freeside has safety goggles and ear protection, but feel free to bring your own.

    We will pretty much be there all day, come when you can.

    Some of the projects we're focusing on include:
    • Workshop and table resurfacing.
    • Finishing the bio lab.
    • Workshop cleanup and organization.
    • Ponder the meaning behind existence.
    • Finish the Podcasting station.
    • Organize the Ham Shack.
    • Prove P is equal to NP.
    • Send electrical pulses from our brains to our muscles.
    • Move our kiln to its final home.
    • Square the circle.
    • . . . And more to be announced!

    Come out and hack on the space with us!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, January 25 at 12:00 PM

    8

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/267679854/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside Atlanta is a hackerspace / makerspace (and a nonprofit) dedicated to providing a space for engineers, programmers, inventors, artists, and other makers to collaborate.

    Freeside holds open houses on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, so that people can see what we have, discuss what we can help do, and meet interesting Freesiders and guests.

    We explain what Freeside is, review upcoming classes and other events, and briefly introduce ourselves (members and guests). Then we give a tour of the space, and mingle and talk and scheme.

    You can also get a preview of our space by checking out our photo tour (http://www.meetup.com...) page on Meetup.

    Directions -

    Freeside is in space #6066 of the Metropolitan complex, at 675 Metropolitan Parkway. The Metropolitan complex is situated on the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 41 (which changes name from Northside Drive to Metropolitan Parkway at the intersection) and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.

    - Drive up a ramp to the entrance gate.
    - At the gate, turn 180 degrees to the right.
    - At the first and only left, turn left.
    - Freeside is located on the righthand side, about 500 meters down.

    http://wiki.freesidea...

    If you need any help or have a question, just email us at hello@freesideatlanta.org.

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 PM

    6

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/268061119/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    MIG Welding for Beginners is a bimonthly class series that introduces the MIG welding process for hobbyists and home users. MIG (Metal- Inert Gas) is an arc welding process that uses wire fed from a spool to carry the arc and deposit filler metal, while shielded by an inert gas mixture of Argon and CO2. The class focuses on learning the fundamentals of safety, material prep, and tool use for welding on mild carbon steel.

    In this class, you will learn how to prepare and set up a workpiece, set up and safely run the welder, and successfully join pieces of metal together. You will practice running several beads, and then weld small plates together to practice and demonstrate basic joints used in welding. Anything you weld on is yours to take home at the end of the class.
    Meetup Details:
    + Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    + $120 (pay on the Meetup page)
    + Dominic Ryder is the instructor

    What to Wear (required):
    + Long-sleeve 100% cotton button-up shirt (denim or flannel works great)
    + Long work pants
    + Leather or closed toed work shoes
    + Hair pulled back
    + No jewelry

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, February 1 at 12:00 PM

    2

    Price: 120.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/267541786/