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.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FreesideAtlanta/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FreesideAtlanta

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freesideatlanta/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreesideATL

Meetup calendar: https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/

Blog: https://blog.freesideatlanta.org (http://blog.freesideatlanta.org/)

Mailing List: http://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/freesideatlanta

Our Space

We have 6,000 square feet of versatile space in the Metropolitan complex.

You can have a look at our space on our Wiki (https://wiki.freesideatlanta.org/fs/Our_Space).

Upcoming events (5+)


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Join us at our monthly CryptoParty gathering! What is a CryptoParty? For more information, check this out: [ http://www.cryptoparty.in/index ] It's an informal, non-commercial gathering where folks can discuss select topics in privacy, information security and technology. Some of these topics include: Anonymity: is pure anonymity possible in the Brave New World? Browser Security: setting tweaks, hacks, considerations Countersurveillance: techniques to baffle and thwart your adversaries Dead Drops: USB and otherwise [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_dead_drop ] Encryption: for email and hard drives Internet Cash Schemes: bitcoin, advantages and disadvantages Steganography: hidden messages in plain sight Symbolic Communication: a public post of red flowers means ... Virtual Private Networks: how do you use one and how effective are they? Whistleblowing: considerations when leaking sensitive information If you're at all the least bit concerned about the government scooping up all your internet activity to build a detailed dossier on you and kept on file indefinitely ready to use whenever you get labeled a "terrorist" - then CryptoParty is for you. Please consider a $5 donation towards our internet and legal defense fund!

Prep a Log to Grow Edible Shiitake Mushrooms

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Sam Landes, of the Mushroom Club of Georgia, will lead a group through the steps in inoculating a log using dowel plugs full of shiitake mushroom spawn. You will learn what tools to use, where you can buy plugs or bags of spawn and the proper location for placing your logs. In 9 to 16 months your log should then grow edible mushrooms! Tools, logs and spawn plugs will be provided. Total cost for the workshop will be $30. ($15 to MCG and $15 to Freeside.)

MIG Welding for Beginners

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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 Synthesizer Meetup

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Note: We created two Meetup records by mistake, and now people are signed up for both. The two synth meetups are really the same. Hear You Soon! Interested in listening to synthesizer music? meeting others that share your passion? Want to get your hands soldered making synthesizers? You can do all of these here! This month's synthesizer meetup is running concurrently with our VCO Build Class here: https://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/events/257909240 If you wish to attend the class, please sign up there! Otherwise, you may attend and learn about the build process without constructing one yourself.

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