What we're about

Alert! Due to the pandemic, and for the safety of attendees and our membership, Freeside requires masks to be worn at all events. We know it's annoying, but we really do care about keeping our folks and friends alive, so please be aware and do your part. Genuine thanks!

Freeside is a Makerspace for hackers, designers, artists, students, and hobbyists in Atlanta, Georgia. We host lots of classes and projects to help people learn, network, and make their ideas a reality.

We are a non-profit organization with a space that features a classroom, 3D printers, an electronics lab, co-working space, woodworking tools, metalworking tools, machining tools, a media lab, and and an auto bay. Members and non-members can make use of the space for art, projects, and education.


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Upcoming events (4+)

MIG Welding for Beginners

Freeside Atlanta


MIG Welding for Beginners is a bimonthly class series that introduces the MIG welding process for hobbyists and home users. MIG (Metal- Inert Gas) is an arc welding process that uses wire fed from a spool to carry the arc and deposit filler metal, while shielded by an inert gas mixture of Argon and CO2. The class focuses on learning the fundamentals of safety, material prep, and tool use for welding on mild carbon steel.

In this class, you will learn how to prepare and set up a workpiece, set up and safely run the welder, and successfully join pieces of metal together. You will practice running several beads, and then weld small plates together to practice and demonstrate basic joints used in welding. Anything you weld on is yours to take home at the end of the class.
Meetup Details:

  • Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays
  • $120 (pay on the Meetup page)
  • Dominic Ryder is the instructor

What to Wear (required):

  • Long-sleeve 100% cotton button-up shirt (denim or flannel works great)
  • Long work pants
  • Leather or closed toed work shoes
  • Hair pulled back
  • No jewelry

Freeside Synth Meetup

Freeside Atlanta

Freeside's Synth Meetup aims to be a group that listens to recorded and live synth music, talks about technology and techniques, and makes components by hand.

In the last year, we have

  • enjoyed a great, impromptu performance,
  • designed a voltage-controlled oscillator board as part of a project to build out hand-made euroracks,
  • gotten some of these actually working, and
  • used a brain interface as input to generate music (well, noise).

If you would like to work on building out a modular synth of your own, please join us.

If you have an idea for another hands-on project, please let us know and join us.

If you, or someone you know, would like to perform, demonstrate a cool piece of gear, or discuss some new synth thing, please let us know and join us.

Makerspace Open House

Freeside Atlanta

Freeside Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing a space for engineers, programmers, inventors, artists, and lunatics to collaborate. We host this meeting a couple of times a month on Tuesday so that people can check us out, chat with our members, and get together to plan projects, events, and classes.

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 occationally 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, take a tour, and check out some of the cool stuff around the space.

You can also check out our photo tour at: http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/about

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

Freeside Buildout

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. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to come and help us hack the space! We could always use extra hands for buildouts and are happy to show you around the space.

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.

We will pretty much be there all day, come when you can.

Some of the projects we're focusing on include:
• Laying in dust collection for the workshop
• Sorting and storing recent donations
• Workshop cleanup and organization.
• Proving P is equal to NP.
• Squaring the circle.
• . . . And more to be announced!

Come out and hack on the space with us!

Past events (1,774)

Makerspace Open House

Freeside Atlanta

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