What we're about

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.
Alert! Due to the pandemic, and for the safety of attendees and our membership, Freeside is encouraging 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!

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Upcoming events (4+)

Music Meetup and Open Mic at Freeside Atlanta

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Whether you're a seasoned musician with a thing for local music, or a fledgling ukulele player trying to get on a raised platform for the first time, you'll find a microphone waiting just for you at the Freeside Atlanta Music Meetup and Open Mic!

Our open mic works a little differently than most. We start off the evening with an activity at 7:30 to stretch those musical muscles before you get in front of a mic. Then we proceed into a traditional open mic at 8:30, followed by a free jam!

Freeside is a member run space, completely dependent on the hard work and dedication of its members and volunteers. While the event is free, we have a suggested donation of 5-10 dollars in order to keep the event going and to improve the space for future events! While we do not serve alcohol, the event is BYOB so feel free to bring your own drinks (we'll even uncork it for you without the fee! Imagine that!)


7:00 PM - Doors
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Activity and Sign-up
8:30 to 10:30 - Open Mic

Shop Tool Basics

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Freeside is chock full of tools that can help you build (almost) anything. With these great tools comes great responsibility, so this class is meant to teach individuals who are new to being in the shop how to properly operate the equipment and use the tools that are in the shop.

This is a monthly class, hosted right after Welding class, so those who are interested in learning how to use all the shop tools would benefit from this day-long series of classes that teach you how to properly operate the shop tools.

This class is FREE to Freeside members, and non-members can pay $10 to take this class. Questions? Send an email to [masked]

Required Clothes:

  • Closed toed boots/shoes
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeves or tee shirt
  • Proper eyewear (provided by Freeside)

Tools that will be introduced:

  • Drill press
  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Miter saw
  • Drop saw
  • Bench grinder

How to use the Metal Lathe

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Introduction to the metal cutting lathe!

This class will cover safe usage of the lathe, and typical operations. Working to tolerances and basic metrology will also be discussed. We will work with aluminum for the class, but those wishing to do projects in steel can ask about it.

For Freeside members, taking this class will clear you to use the lathe.

Makerspace Open House

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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].

Past events (1,927)

Women who Woodwork (or want to!)

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