• 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!

  • 3D Printing Basics

    Freeside Atlanta

    $30.00

    3D printing has become a very popular hobby in the maker community in the last decade. However, a lot of people still don’t know where to begin. This 3D printing basics class is a good place to start. It's run every other Saturday at 1pm and every other Tuesday 7:30pm.

    3D Printing Basics covers the core areas of 3D printing you need to know about to begin 3D printing for yourself. Participants will learn concepts on how a 3D printer works, what different plastics are available, and other core concepts. Then, participants will learn about how to select a model for 3D printing, prepare it to be turned into instructions a 3D printer can use, and how to get those instructions to the printer. Finally, participants will learn some 3D printer maintenance like changing filament and cleaning a bed.

    This class does NOT cover resin printing in great detail. A class for that is being worked on.

    There are no requirements for this class other than bringing yourself. A print is started at the beginning of the class so participants can have something to bring home at the end of the class.

  • Music Meet-up at Freeside Atlanta

    Freeside Atlanta

    $10.00

    It's music making mania! Whether you're the hottest thing to hit music since heat pressing vinyl, or working out the kinks on smoke on the water, this month we're doing a music making activity that everyone can participate in! Bring your instrument(s) of choice and lets have some fun!

    We will start with a group activity making music from a prompt (bring a friend or make a friend here!) then we'll perform our compositions and open into a traditional open mic. This is our first open to the public event, so our non-member cap is low! The event is BYOB and the cost for non-members is $10.

    Schedule
    7:00: Doors open
    7:30-8:30 Music Making
    8:30-10:30 Open Mic

    Next month: Sampling Freeside! Bring your field recorders and lets make a sample pack!

  • Intro to Woodworking ft. wood shop "taxidermy"

    Freeside Atlanta

    $60.00

    What better way to learn woodworking basics than a little "vegan taxidermy"? This is a fun chance to try a new hobby with structured, hands-on experience and a unique piece to take home! This class is for beginners, including people with no woodworking experience!

    You'll learn how to use several of the most common woodworking tools, including a miter saw, table saw, bandsaw, jigsaw, belt sander, hand sander, and drill. We'll also cover wood shop safety and some woodworking tips!

    Your take home wooden "taxidermy" piece is customizable and would be a great gift, decoration, or maybe even a towel/coat rack if you mount it to the wall! Your end product may vary from pictures on Meetup.

    Attire:

    • Closed toed boots/shoes
    • Long pants
    • Long sleeves or tee shirt you don't mind getting messy
    • Proper eyewear (provided by Freeside)
    • No dangling jewelry
    • Long hair tied back

    Notes:

    • The class is usually a little over 3 hours long, but could run a few minutes longer/shorter depending on your piece and the pace of the class that day.
    • The minimum age to attend is 15. Any attendee under 18 must be accompanied by a participating/paying adult who is responsible for their supervision and safety.
    • All attendees need to paid/RSVPd. This class is run on a "per person" basis, not a "per project" basis.
    • If you require any accommodations, we will do our best! Please send a message to the event organizer in advance.

  • 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

  • 3D Printing Basics

    Freeside Atlanta

    $30.00

    3D printing has become a very popular hobby in the maker community in the last decade. However, a lot of people still don’t know where to begin. This 3D printing basics class is a good place to start. It's run every other Saturday at 1pm and every other Tuesday 7:30pm.

    3D Printing Basics covers the core areas of 3D printing you need to know about to begin 3D printing for yourself. Participants will learn concepts on how a 3D printer works, what different plastics are available, and other core concepts. Then, participants will learn about how to select a model for 3D printing, prepare it to be turned into instructions a 3D printer can use, and how to get those instructions to the printer. Finally, participants will learn some 3D printer maintenance like changing filament and cleaning a bed.

    This class does NOT cover resin printing in great detail. A class for that is being worked on.

    There are no requirements for this class other than bringing yourself. A print is started at the beginning of the class so participants can have something to bring home at the end of the class.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Learn To Sew With A Professional Costume Seamstress

    Freeside Atlanta

    $60.00

    Learn to sew! Professional costume seamstress Aurora will teach you the basics of sewing machine use. Start down the path to making your own cosplay! Or maybe you want to mend and alter your own clothes. Either way this class will get you started.

  • 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].