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

    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 -
    https://wiki.freeside...

    See you there!

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 PM

    Attending: 23

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/219671416/

  • 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...

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM

    Attending: 18

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/220787716/

  • Freeside Atlanta

    Learn how to use Freeside's Laser Engraver/Cutter (http://wiki.freesidea...). You'll learn how to use the software toolchains to cut or engrave vector and bitmap artwork into a variety of material. We'll cover machine setup, laser safety and more. The class will be approximately 3 hours of lecture and demonstrations.

    After the class, Freeside members will then be able to schedule up to an hour of one-on-one time with an instructor to supervise and assist them with their first laser project, and receive sign-off to use the laser.

    Not yet a member of Freeside? You can still take this class to learn the basics of CNC machine operation, all about how our laser works, and you may have an opportunity to operate the laser when participating in a public project in the future. You also won't have to wait for another session after becoming a member to be on the approved laser users list.

    Price: $40 non-member/ $32 dues paying Freeside member

    Materials: Class demonstration materials included. Student to provide their own materials for one-on-one session (discuss with the instructor when scheduling one-on-one)

    Atlanta, GA 30310 - USA

    Saturday, March 7 at 3:00 PM

    Attending: 4

    Fee: class fee: USD 40.00 per person

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/220455767/