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

    Join us at our monthly CryptoParty gathering! What is a CryptoParty? For more information, check this out:

    It's an informal, non-commercial gathering where folks can discuss select topics in privacy, information security and technology.

    Some of these topics include:

    Anonymity: is pure anonymity possible in the Brave New World?

    Browser Security: setting tweaks, hacks, considerations

    Countersurveillance: techniques to baffle and thwart your adversaries

    Dead Drops: USB and otherwise

    Encryption: for email and hard drives

    Internet Cash Schemes: bitcoin, advantages and disadvantages

    Steganography: hidden messages in plain sight

    Symbolic Communication: a public post of red flowers means...

    Virtual Private Networks: how do you use one and how effective are they?

    Whistleblowing: considerations when leaking sensitive information

    If you're at all the least bit concerned about the government scooping up all your internet activity to build a detailed dossier on you and kept on file indefinitely ready to use whenever you get labeled a "terrorist" - then CryptoParty is for you.

    Please consider a $5 donation towards our internet and legal defense fund!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Thursday, August 17 at 8:00 PM

    5

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/242463777/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Welding for Beginners is a bimonthly class series that focuses on the fundamentals of welding through hands-on use and practice with different welders - including MIG, TIG, and sometimes stick welding.

    This class focuses on learning the fundamentals of safety and tool prepneeded to get started performingTIG or MIG welding on carbon steel

    In this class, you will learn how to safely set up a welding work piece, how to run a bead, and how to 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
    + $150 (pay on the Meetup page)
    + Joshua Terrell is the instructor

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 AM

    4

    Price: 150.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/241153482/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Welding for Beginners is a bimonthly class series that focuses on the fundamentals of welding through hands-on use and practice with different welders - including MIG, TIG, and sometimes stick welding.

    This class focuses on learning the fundamentals of safety and tool prepneeded to get started performingTIG or MIG welding on carbon steel

    In this class, you will learn how to safely set up a welding work piece, how to run a bead, and how to 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
    + $150 (pay on the Meetup page)
    + Joshua Terrell is the instructor

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, August 19 at 12:00 PM

    4

    Price: 150.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/241400519/