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

    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, December 16 at 11:30 AM

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    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/245647104/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    MIG Welding for Beginners is a bimonthly class series that focuses on the fundamentals of MIG welding through basic safety training, hands-on use, and practice with a MIG welding machine.

    This class focuses on learning the fundamentals of safety and tool prep needed to get started performing MIG welding on carbon steel.

    In this class, you will learn how to safely set up a welding work piece, run a bead, weld small steel plates together at different 90 degree angles, and set the machine for different work types (i.e. thicknesses of steel). The participants will weld several practice joints and a final test piece out of carbon steel strips that they get to to take home to demonstrate the fundamental joints of welding.

    Meetup Details:
    + Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    + $120 (pay on the Meetup page)
    + Joshua Terrell 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, December 16 at 12:00 PM

    3

    Price: 120.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/244099946/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Atlanta Synthesizer Club is building a wall-mounted, large-scale wall synth with plans to have the project finished by the end of 2017. Can we do it? Will it be really weird? Yes!

    This meetup is part of a semi-regular series in which we will work as a community group to collaborate and build this project into reality. Throughout the project process, we will evaluate the project needs, create a design, source parts, and build the synth during our meetings. We are very open to how the synth will look, and we can use recycled parts from Freeside to build most (if not all) of it.

    For this project, we will be building out a PCB from MusicfromOuterSpace.com (http://musicfromouter...) called the Alien Screamer - view a video of it here (https://www.youtube.c...). It would be cool to embed this synth in Freeside's environment (maybe on a wall or in the Scary Bathroom?), so come with out of the box ideas of how we can make this happen.

    A donation of $5 is requested to help us cover costs for the project. Freeside members can attend the build series for FREE. Other series dates TBA.

    Questions? Send an email to AC@freesideatlanta.org for more information.



    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/244664888/