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.
Upcoming FreeSide Atlanta Meetups
TED Talks & Discussion Night
It's TED Talks night at Freeside!
No doubt you have seen and been inspired by the talks pushed out at the official TED conference, and many TEDx events all around the world. We wanted to host our own forum to view and discuss topics inspired by our favorite presenters from TED.com and other conferences. Come to discuss, learn, and grow!
This Meetup is open to non-members. Please consider a $5 donation to help cover the costs of running the projector!Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA
Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM
Woodworking and Shop Tool Basics
Learn how to properly use the main tools of any shop, safety procedures, and woodworking terms as well as an introduction into the properties of wood as a material.
-Presentation on the Physical Properties of Wood and how they affect what you make.
- Handout (defining basic terms, tools, and techniques)
- Demo & Overview of shop tools and proper safety/usage. (Table Saw, Chop Saw, Drill Press, Grinder, Orbital Sander, Scroll Saw, & Band Sander will be demonstrated.)
- Q & A session on woodworking applications.
**Please wear appropriate shop clothing; closed toed shoes, long pants, and hair tied back.Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA
Saturday, October 11 at 1:00 PM
Fee: Price: USD 40.00 per person
Introduction to Arduino and Pic Controllers
Introduction to how to run the Arduino or a pic controller from any O.S..This meeting will include testing the micro-controllers with basic prototypes.We will then post the images to our web site to begin displaying the levels at which we reach each week.Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA
Saturday, October 11 at 5:30 PM