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:

    A donation of $5 to Freeside Atlanta is suggested for hosting our event!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 PM


  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside is having a build-out!  Freeside members get to flex their right to hack on the space infrastructure and hack Freeside itself into a collective vision.

    If you're interested in helping us hack the space, join us and learn hands-on how to use some of our tools.  We'll show you how to get projects done.

    Make sure to wear closed-toe shoes and fitted clothing, and be ready to get your hands dirty!  Freeside has safety goggles and ear protection, but feel free to bring your own.

    Some of the projects we're focusing on include:

    • Clear aging and unused obtanium

    • Complete the bio/chem lab and molding/casting zone

    • Repair the vacuumformer

    • Demo the right side shelves in Member Storage to make room for new metal frame ones

    • Build out the ham shack/craft room for sewing and art projects

    • Frame and sheetrock around the Member Storage door to prep for access control

    • Work on the CNC

    • Repair and tune the LulzBot AO-100 and The Kraken

    • Build a second 3D printing enclosure

    • Build the front display cabinet

    • . . . And more to be announced!

    Come out and hack on the space with us!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, December 5 at 12:00 PM


  • Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside Brainiacs looks at both the technology of brain-computer interfaces and the biology of how the brain works. We have a variety of biometrics tech including a Neurosky EEG, Emotiv EEG (if you can get it working), eye tracker, and Leap Motion.

    Right now there's the there are two big ongoing projects, though we love it when people want to share their own projects or start a new one! The first project is a homebrew EEG using the TI (ADS 1299? Is that right?) chip. We're also trying to use a Neurosky EEG to control other electronics like LED strips.

    On the biology side, we'll have a short presentation each month about whatever research has caught our eye lately. Anyone is free to request topics or talk about things they found, too.

    You can join our Google group here.

    Directions to the space for first-timers are here -

    See you there!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 PM