• 3D Printing Basics

    Freeside Atlanta

  • 3D Printing Basics

    Freeside Atlanta

  • Music Meetup and Open Mic at Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside Atlanta

    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

  • MIG Welding for Beginners

    Freeside Atlanta

  • How to Use the Bridgeport Mill

    Freeside Atlanta

  • Shop Tool Basics

    Freeside Atlanta


    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

    Freeside Atlanta


    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

    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].

  • 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

  • Make Your Own LED Cloud

    Freeside Atlanta


    Craft your own glowing cloud using the power of Arduino, LED strips, hot glue, and other household items!

    This easy workshop walks you through the basics of using an Arduino microcontroller and pre-built libraries to control custom looks for LED strips. You will also learn the basics of soldering as there will be some hardware building involved. ⚡

    At the end of the workshop, you'll walk away with a cool, glowy cloud that you can hang anywhere, basic knowledge of how to build an electronic circuit, and some sick new soldering skills.

    If you have a laptop, please bring it with you for the coding section of the class. If you don't have one, never fear - the instructor will have a computer so you can upload code to the cloud.

    Please be mindful that seating is limited and that extra supplies may not be available.