Freeside Atlanta (est. 2009) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit work space built entirely by volunteers.
Alert! We moved! Freeside Atlanta is no longer located at the Metropolitan complex in West End. We're now located further south at the address listed below. Due to construction and the pandemic, we've cancelled events for June 2020, but we're considering a return to hosting in mid-July. Keep an eye on our Meetup site for event status. We're pretty pumped to meet new folks at our new home!
Located just south of downtown Atlanta, we are a community of makers, tinkerers, engineers, programmers, artists, teachers, and lunatics. As a community, we have built out our space with tools and equipment for electronics, 3D printing, woodworking, metalworking, art, design, classes, and events. Everything you see in our space was donated or built by members.
Our members are engaged in amazing projects and love to share knowledge. We also develop and work with open source and free technology wherever possible, and try to release our creations under variants of the Creative Commons license.
You don't have to be a Freeside member to come to our events or take our classes. We encourage you to come out to the Tuesday night Open House that we have every second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 PM, or to any of the other public classes or events that we have on Meetup. Come check the place out and see if this is a community that you'd be interested in joining!
Freeside Technology Spaces, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, strives to provide a space that inspires collaboration, creativity, teaching, and open projects for the Atlanta community.
We built our space into different areas to consolidate where we work on stuff in the space. You can check out the different areas of our space here. We are located at:
3043 Commerce Way
Atlanta, GA 30354
There are detailed directions to our space to help you find the place.
Interesting projects going on at our space:
- An under $2000 Off Road Wheelchair art project
- A published white paper for an open collaboration to 3D print CT scans for pre-surgery planning
- An interactive Infinity Mirror Archway art project for Alchemy
- LearnToSolder.org - started by a member for Atlanta's Mini Maker Faire (before we had a full Maker Faire)
- Gaze Tracking in Rookie and Veteran Surgeons - Another medical collaboration examining how diagnosticians look at x-rays.
- Freeside's ChumpCar Race Car - Join the team and race to victory!
- The JAM (Joy's Art Machine): A machine that gifts art