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Circuit Bending Workshop



Attention all Noise Makers, DIYers, Hackers, and Punks, Wednesday June 30th will be Freeside Atlanta's next Circuit Bending WorkShop. The Workshop is free and open to the public. Instruments can be provided for a donation. Electronic Kits are also available for purchase. Please RSVP if you are planning on purchasing a kit or need a toy. You can RSVP via our EventBrite page.

Sunday Sunday Sunday! Oxy/Acetylene Welding

This Sunday Matt will be teaching us Oxy/acetylene welding. OFW is nearly "obsolete" welding process but it teaches the basic hand motions & filler rod manipulation skills necessary to learn TIG.

We can handle 3 people at most because We only have one rig and you'll have to take turns using it. (plan on spending at least 4 hours at the space). If you want to learn TIG, this is your ticket in. Anyone who can show proficiency in O/A welding on thin sheet is welcome to use the Dynasty.

In order to keep the class available at no fee, We ask that you please bring your own materials - clean 12,14,or 16 gauge mild steel sheet or tubing is preferred (scrap is fine, clean sheet is available in small qty at any Lowes or Home Depot).RG45 filler rod will be provided.

Same dress requirements as last class:
Cotton/ flame retardant clothing (no nylon, polypropylene, rayon etc.)
One Tee shirt
One long sleeve shirt or welding jacket
Long pants (no shorts, kilts, dresses, Speedo thongs etc.)
Closed toe footwear (no sandals)

IF YOU ARE NOT SURE YOU CAN SHOW, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP.

Suggested Donations for the class at $15-20.

F3 Live!

F3 June is live and streaming on USTREAM. Enjoy!

[F3] First Friday Flash talks tonight!

If you are looking for something to do tonight (6/4) in Atlanta, then consider stopping by Freeside for the June edition of our Flash talks. Topics so far include:

"Coffee Roasting 101"
"Tying Your Shoes - You're Doing it Wrong"
"Patents - Using and Abusing"
"Digital Design"

There is always room for last minute talks, so if you have something that you would like to talk about for 5 minutes show up and share the knowledge. The talks will start around 7:30pm but feel free to show up early to checkout Freeside and meet some members if it is your first time.

Snapshots of Freeside

Another round of snapshots of interesting things happening at Freeside. Meetings, projects, space improvement, and more!


Rocking chair repair End table repairClassroomNew libraryChillinBathroom doorstop, afterTesting A7 for the thermistorTech Zone Remix extruder boardhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/sparr0/4665145505/Biodiesel rig and kilnTemporary lightingDrinkinLaptop and speakers

Click through to Flickr for details and notes.