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

    Come out to the Freeside Knitting circle.
    We are an informal group that does fiber-craft, chats, and has a blast. At the meetings we give free knitting lessons, help with difficult patterns, share ideas for projects, learn new skills, and chat while we work.

    We welcome all knitting, sewing, crochet, and more.
    This group is open to people of all ages and skill levels.
    Feel free to come out if you want to learn.

    Please show up with needles and yarn.
    Come with projects you want to continue or start a new project!

    This week we'll be discussing Jeny's surprisingly stretch bind-off and Cat Bordhi's mobius cast-on.

    Schedule:
    7pm - 10pm: Knit, Sew, Crochet, and Chat.

    Feel free to come late.
    Showing up is more important than timeliness.

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 PM

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    http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/232795482/

  • 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, August 3 at 7:30 PM

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    http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/232348011/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Are you an experienced prop or costume builder, or are you a novice wanting first had experience working on a large project? Come join the Atlanta Cosplay Meetup for a group costume build!

    This event is an all skills level welcome work day for those who are looking for other costume and prop makers to build, brainstorm, and collaborate.

    This build session should last 4-6 hours but may go on later in the evening dependent on interest and tasks to finish.  This build session will begin promptly at noon.

    If you are a photographer or videographer who wishes to help document our progress, feel free to attend as well!

    Snacks and drinks provided (but feel free to BYO!), with a suggested donation of $5 to Freeside Atlanta for hosting the event.

    Join the Atlanta Cosplay Meetup here on Facebook: https://www.facebook....

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, August 6 at 12:00 PM

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    http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/231174505/