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 has a DIY Bio lab!This meetup will be for the collective discussion of bio lab usage and news in the DIY Bio world.

    In this meetup, we will :
    + Present something cool in the world of DIY bio
    + Cover lab safety and usage
    + Plan projects
    + Talk about general bio topics and news

    Just a small sample of the equipment we have includes :
    + Themocycler
    + Centrifuge
    + Incubator
    + Lots of glassware
    + Lots of tools like pipets and petri dishes
    + Microscopes
    + Rotary evaporator

    Come to Freeside and geek out with us in the bio lab on the 2nd Monday of each month!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Monday, April 13 at 7:00 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/269298751/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside Atlanta is a Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a space for engineers, programmers, inventors, artists, and lunatics to collaborate. We host this meeting a couple of times a month on Tuesday so that people can check out the space, chat with members of the organization, and get together to plan projects, events, and classes.


    We'll do a quick meeting to introduce everyone, we'll update folks on the progress of projects and equipment in the space, announce classes and events, and occationally feature a 10-20 minute talk by a guest lecturer on an interesting subject. Afterwards, we'll break out into a more informal open house so people can chat, get tours of the space, and check out the cool stuff around the space.


    You can get the gate code using this form: http://goo.gl/we3eWP...


    You can also get a preview of our space by checking out our photo tour page on Meetup.


    Directions -


    The Space is in the Metropolitan Warehouse complex on Metropolitan Pkwy near Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, and you can do one of two things to get to it after entering the gates of the complex -


    1 - Take a right after entering the gate, then your first left, which is the back side of the complex


    2 - To get to the front door, take the first right shown on the map. To get to the auto bay doors, take the second right shown and drive around to the back side of the complex.



    Overview of the warehouse complex directions found on our wiki.



    Street View of the front entrance.


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

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 PM

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

  • 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, April 18 at 12:00 PM

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    Price: 120.00 USD

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