• MIG Welding for Beginners

    Freeside Atlanta

    $120.00

    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

  • How to Use the Bridgeport Mill

    Freeside Atlanta

    $50.00

    In this class we will go over basic operation, machine anatomy, and maintenance of the Bridgeport mill, as well as best machining practices and philosophy. Feel for the machine, heat management, tolerances, and basic metrology will be discussed. Making aluminum parts will be the main topic. If you want to stay later, we will talk about the types of steel and best practices for cutting them.

    For members, taking this class will clear you to use the mill, as well as some of the metrology tools nearby.

  • Shop Tool Basics

    Freeside Atlanta

    $10.00

    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

  • 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!

  • 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

    $120.00

    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

    $60.00

    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.

  • 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

    $120.00

    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

  • How to Use the Bridgeport Mill

    Freeside Atlanta

    $50.00

    In this class we will go over basic operation, machine anatomy, and maintenance of the Bridgeport mill, as well as best machining practices and philosophy. Feel for the machine, heat management, tolerances, and basic metrology will be discussed. Making aluminum parts will be the main topic. If you want to stay later, we will talk about the types of steel and best practices for cutting them.

    For members, taking this class will clear you to use the mill, as well as some of the metrology tools nearby.