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Makerspace Open House

Freeside Atlanta is a Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a space for engineers, programmers, inventors, artists, and lunatics to collaborate. We host this meeting every Tuesday so that people can check out the space, chat with members of the organization, and get together to plan projects, events, and classes.

We're trying a new format for these meetings, so we'll do a quick meeting to introduce everyone, we'll update folks on the progress of projects and equipment in the space, announce classes and events, and feature a 10-20 minute talk by a guest lecturer on an interesting subject. Afterwards, we'll break out into a more informal open house so people can chat, get tours of the space, and check out the cool stuff around the space.

This week, our guest lecturer will be Rachel Peterson, who will be speaking about Liberated Tech. Liberated Tech is a new nonprofit in Atlanta that will focus on rebuilding computers and donated tech to distribute to those in need. They will also offer basic classes as well.

You can get the gate code by emailing [masked] with the subject gatecode

You can also get a preview of our space by checking out our photo tour page on Meetup.


Directions -

The Space is in the Metropolitan Warehouse complex on Metropolitan Pkwy near Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, and you can do one of two things to get to it after entering the gates of the complex -

1 - Take a right after entering the gate, then your first left, which is the back side of the complex

2 - To get to the front door, take the first right shown on the map. To get to the auto bay doors, take the second right shown and drive around to the back side of the complex.

Overview of the warehouse complex directions found on our wiki.

Street View of the front entrance.


If you need any help or have a question, just email us at [masked].


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to attend tomorrow's house but I am commuting all the way in from Ellijay and i am unable to get out of the office until about 5:30pm.
    Is it OK to come in somewhat late?
    Sean Van Tuyl

    May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      (continued from previous reply...I hit the return key...ooops), I decided to attend the open house next Tuesday since it gets underway a bit later at 7:30pm. This gives me more wiggle room to get downtown. I also decided to take the 3D desktop printing demo this Thursday, since this is my main interest. I am a dentist and I am pretty excited about the possibilities within 3D printing Do you ever have any dentists or dental lab techs showing up who are into 3D printing, or any other medical professionals, for that matter? Like I said, the possibilities for dentistry could be a game-changer. Hopefully we will meetup this week or the next. Cheers!

      May 14, 2013

    • Steven S.

      No worries, Sean! We had about 40 people show up, so our hands were kinda full anyway! As for the medical stuff, one of our Board members is a surgical resident and has published a research paper from work that he's done at our space. He and I just wrapped up another research project that we're hoping to publish in the coming months. Another of our members makes specialized medical equipment for one-off custom molds specific to a single patient.

      May 15, 2013

  • Chris M.

    I won the PowerBall last night in my Dreams.

    1 · May 13, 2013

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