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!

    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, December 7 at 7:30 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/235453081/

  • 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!

    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, December 8 at 7:00 PM

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    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/235672375/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Join us for this full day class, where Dominic Ryder will guide you through the process of building a Cajon.

    A cajón is a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear faces with the hands, fingers, or various implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks.

    During this class you will learn how to use various woodworking tools in order to assemble a simple cajón, meaning that any strings/snares will be built in at assembly.

    The class will take place over the course of the day starting at 10AM with a 1 hour break for lunch. Please bring clothing appropriate for shop use, or you will not be able to participate. Close toed shoes, long pants, long hair must be tied back, etc. 

    Cost for this course is $100 / person which includes all materials necessary.

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, December 10 at 10:00 AM

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    Price: 100.00 USD

    https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/235918192/