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

    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, March 4 at 7:30 PM

    Attending: 19

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/220787716/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Learn how to use Freeside's Laser Engraver/Cutter (http://wiki.freesidea...). You'll learn how to use the software toolchains to cut or engrave vector and bitmap artwork into a variety of material. We'll cover machine setup, laser safety and more. The class will be approximately 3 hours of lecture and demonstrations.

    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 laser project, and receive sign-off to use the laser.

    Not yet a member of Freeside? You can still take this class to learn the basics of CNC machine operation, all about how our laser works, and you may have an opportunity to operate the laser 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 laser users list.

    Price: $40 non-member/ $32 dues paying Freeside member

    Materials: Class demonstration materials included. Student to provide their own materials for one-on-one session (discuss with the instructor when scheduling one-on-one)

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, March 7 at 3:00 PM

    Attending: 4

    Fee: class fee: USD 40.00 per person

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/220455767/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    This week we are talking about chapter 5 of the INTRODUCTION TO ALGORITHMS book a bit before the meeting. Probabilistic algorithms. Check for the book on the drive. Try to go though here before the meeting if you can.

    Freeside Programming Team is a group about getting together to learn and practice advanced programming techniques with pizza!

     

    Every meetup we go over different advanced programming topics, IE:

    Sorting Algorithms, Data Structures, Knapsack Problems, Traveling Salesman, Learning Algorithms, Flow Networks, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and whatever else you might be interested in!

      

    Schedule:

    3:00 - 3:30 = Introduce a cool programming topic

    3:30 - 6:30 = Casual Programming Competition!

    7:30 - 7:00 = Review/Present solutions

     

    This meetup is aimed at new/mid level to expert level programmers to help better everyone’s skills.

     

    The programming competition  can be done in teams or individually. There will be a set of problems with a full spread of difficulty. The set will also try to help everyone practice the covered topic. Currently we are planning on being able to auto-judge C, C++, Java, Python, and Ruby. (Message us if you have don’t use any of the above and have another language)

     

    Pizza will be provided for attendees, with a suggested donation of $5 to Freeside Atlanta for hosting the event.

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 PM

    Attending: 6

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/219468355/