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

    We are building Colonial Marines and Xenos from the Aliens franchise! Our goal will be to complete this costume build for MomoCon 2015, an Atlanta cosplay convention held the weekend of May 28th.

    Are you an experienced prop or costume builder, or are you a novice wanting first had experience working on a large project? Come join the Atlanta Cosplay Meetup for a group costume build!

    1 day remaining!

    Details for this build day will be posted later.

    Join the Atlanta Cosplay Meetup here on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook....

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 PM

    Attending: 7

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/221290204/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    The Atlanta Cosplay Meetup is a monthly social event hosted at Freeside Atlanta, aiming to bring together local Atlanta area costume builders, makers, prop designers, and cosplayers. Whether you are an experienced builder or cosplayer, or you've been interested but never done it before, everyone is welcome to attend! Bring your favorite creation or your current WIP to show off, or just come to meet and network with other builders and costumers in the area.

    As always, feel free to bring any of your props or costumes you have built before to show off to other builders. Or maybe you have a current project that you are stumped on and aren't sure how to finish it off!

    Join the Atlanta Cosplay Meetup here on Facebook: https://www.facebook....

    In order to enter The Metropolitan complex where Freeside is located, you will need a gate code. You can get the code by filling out this form: http://goo.gl/we3eWP...

    A donation of $5 to Freeside Atlanta is suggested for hosting our event!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 PM

    Attending: 5

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/222539630/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    This class is designed as a 3D printing 101 for anyone who has never used a 3D printer or seen a 3D printer operate first hand. If you are curious about the technology and want to learn how to use one, or if you are planning on purchasing your own 3D printer and want to see one before taking the plunge, then this class is for you!

    The class will be approximately 2 hours of lecture and hands on demonstration - we will not be spending time going over the history of 3D printing or how to build one from scratch. This class is designed to jump right into learning to actually use a 3D printer for those with no experience using them.

    This class will go through several topics regarding the basics of using a 3D printer, including:

    - An overview of the mechanics of how 3D printers actually work
    - Using the 3D printing software tool chain
    - Printing your very first 3D object!

    We will be using Freeside Atlanta's two 3D printers, the LulzBot AO-100 and "The Kraken", to demonstrate using different types of machines and outcomes when printing the same object.

    After the class, Freeside members will then be able to schedule up to an hour of one-on-one time with an instructor to supervise and assist them with their first 3D printing project, and receive sign-off to use the 3D printers.

    Not yet a member of Freeside? You can still take this class to learn the basics of 3D printer operation, all about how our 3D printers works, and you may have an opportunity to operate the 3D printer when participating in a public project in the future. You also won't have to wait for another session after becoming a member to be on the approved 3D printer users list.

    Price: $30 non-member/ $24 dues paying Freeside member

    Materials: Class demonstration materials included

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, June 6 at 3:00 PM

    Attending: 1

    Fee: Class fee: USD 30.00 per person

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/222541793/