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.

    Also free Pizza!

    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.

    We are tying a project signup sheet here.
    https://docs.google.c... 

    Here are a list of projects we have right now.

    Project Pretty Walls
    Paint the west wall of freeside white

    Project Make The Stage Great Again
    Organize stage

    Tidy up obtainium shelf
    Get the front worktables back to zero
    Get the electronic bench back to zero

    Project Pink Powerdactyl

    Paint table legs black
    Paint pterodactyl bright striped pink and white with glitter.

    Project Better Laser Room and Kitchen

    Add shelves for holding resin printer tray stuff
    Add shelves for glove box near door
    Mount monitors to add working room on form bench
    Glue door panel on very very extremely really kinda sad cabinet in kitchen
    Clean all kitchen appliances

    Project Shop and Hallway

    Make protector for squirrel cage fan
    Organize scrap wood area
    Organize tool room
    Clear off Recycling Shelf
    Disappear the broken UV/IR specs (or disassemble them)
    Clean up electronics next to 30 day storage (Ask scott)
    Check 30 day status (email people cc projects@)
    Get shop worktables back to zero

    Project Suck More
    Improve vacformer suction

    Project Project Storage Shelves

    Finish welding project storage shelves

    Project Purchase Before Buildout

    Paint - 5 gallon white outdoors
    Components to ventilate project storage
    Purchase items to improve vac former suction.
    Hot Pink Glitter Paint


    Come out and hack on the space with us!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, February 25 at 12:00 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/236946910/

  • 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, February 28 at 7:30 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/237438453/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside Brainiacs looks at both the technology of brain-computer interfaces and the biology of how the brain works. We have a variety of biometrics tech including a Neurosky EEG, Emotiv EEG (if you can get it working), eye tracker, and Leap Motion.


    Right now there's the there are two big ongoing projects, though we love it when people want to share their own projects or start a new one! The first project is a homebrew EEG using the TI (ADS 1299? Is that right?) chip. We're also trying to use a Neurosky EEG to control other electronics like LED strips.


    On the biology side, we'll have a short presentation each month about whatever research has caught our eye lately. Anyone is free to request topics or talk about things they found, too.

    You can join our Google group here.

    Directions to the space for first-timers are here -
    https://wiki.freeside...

    See you there!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/237720251/