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Freeside Atlanta Pages

Freeside is a Nonprofit Hackerspace in Atlanta, Georgia.

Basically, we host a space where people can meet up, teach/take classes, work on projects, and use shared equipment. Our goal is to support innovation, open-source and the local community.

Below is a quick tour of our space. You can learn more on our website, or learn more about our projects on our blog. You can get a better look at the pictures in our Freeside Info photo album.

Our Front Entrance, looking very "Night at the Museum."

The layout of our space, from the front hall and classroom back to our workshop and 2 auto bays.

Our Makerbot Thing-o-matic 3D printer.

The Thing-o-matic running a print. Pretty cool, huh?

The Makerbot Cupcake and Rep-Rap 3D printers.

A Custom 3D printer designed by Anthony Aragues, our 3D Printing teacher.

Some example 3D prints that we've done.

Wayne Salhany, our Physics for Makers and Programming for the MSP430 teacher enjoying the space in our classroom.

Our classroom can hold a lot of people, but we typically still cap the classes at 6-14 people depending on the space available and the demands of the class. Here, Anthony is teaching 3D printing.

Two of our CNC mills with the 3D Printing area in the background.

The Front Hall, with the Electronics Area and open worktables.

A view from the other side of the Front Hallway.

We've got some pretty cool grafitti art in the front area, and we'd like some more. Let us know if you're interested in adding your art to our space!

It is a known fact that Gozer the Gozarian inhabits the Pepsi machine in our kitchen.

A kitchen is a great place to use liquid nitrogen to make levitating superconductors and freeze antifreeze.

I'm pretty sure the only cooking that's ever done in the kitchen was when we made liquid nitrogen cheezy poofs.

We have a nice little meeting area where we can seat about 40. It has a stage, 2 podiums, a media center with sound system, and a 2500 lumen HD projector to a 16x9 foot screen. We're still building out the area, but it's pretty nice already.

This is our shared storage area. Members can pull from it for used equipment, things to take apart or finish a project, or electronics components.

This is a little panorama to show you how the front area comes together.

We have a Hexacopter UAV with a mount for a Go Pro, but it isn't feeling so good after eating a fence. Only the props took damage, so we can fix it.

Here are a few other R/C toys that you can play with to train yourself up in preparation for flying the Hexacopter.

Here is a view of our workshop from the Loft.

And here it is from the ground.

Members have donated a lot of pretty commonly used tools in the past, so we have a pretty good inventory on-site. If you'd like to donate some, let us know and we can arrange to get you a receipt for your charitable donation!

This is Eldon's Shapeoko CNC router. It's pretty good to learn on if you're interested in CNC.

We modified this Grasshopper Lawnmower to make an Offroad Wheelchair as an art car for Alchemy. Our friend Robin piloted this super-high-torque monster up some pretty crazy inclines. It uses dual hydrostatic transmissions, so the wheels can be controlled individually like a regular wheelchair. We're going to keep modifying it, but it already has more torque than your car. Deal with it.

If you'd like to see more, come to one of our Tuesday night Open House meetings or to any one of our other awesome events.

Let's check it out!

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