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

    Learn the basics of crocheting with Rachel of Yarn Goddess Cosplay! We’ll start at how to hold a crochet needle to how to start a chain stitch and build on it.

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, October 1 at 2:00 PM

    1

    Price: 71.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/freeside-atlanta/events/288188517/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside is chock full of tools that can help you build (almost) anything. With these great tools comes great responsibility, so this class is meant to teach individuals who are new to being in the shop how to properly operate the equipment and use the tools that are in the shop.

    This is a monthly class, hosted right after Welding class, so those who are interested in learning how to use all the shop tools would benefit from this day-long series of classes that teach you how to properly operate the shop tools.

    This class is FREE to Freeside members, and non-members can pay $10 to take this class. Questions? Send an email to ac@freesideatlanta.org

    Required Clothes:
    + Closed toed boots/shoes
    + Long pants
    + Long sleeves or tee shirt
    + Proper eyewear (provided by Freeside)

    Tools that will be introduced:
    + Drill press
    + Table saw
    + Bandsaw
    + Miter saw
    + Drop saw
    + Bench grinder

    Atlanta, ga 30354 - USA

    Saturday, October 1 at 2:30 PM

    11

    Price: 10.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/freeside-atlanta/events/288104694/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    In this class we will go over basic operation, machine anatomy, and maintenance of the Bridgeport mill, as well as best machining practices and philosophy. Feel for the machine, heat management, tolerances, and basic metrology will be discussed. Making aluminum parts will be the main topic. If you want to stay later, we will talk about the types of steel and best practices for cutting them.

    For members, taking this class will clear you to use the mill, as well as some of the metrology tools nearby.

    Atlanta, ga 30354 - USA

    Saturday, October 1 at 2:30 PM

    1

    Price: 50.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/freeside-atlanta/events/288420128/