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Introduction to Laser Cutting and Design

Thursday, April 2, 2020

10:30 PM

2 Thursdays : April 2 & 9, 2020 : 6:30pm-9pm 

Learn the physical process of laser cutting, basic design tools and techniques, and how to produce high-quality laser projects. Practice your new skills by designing, cutting and etching designs using a variety of materials including plywood, fabric, slate, and glass (time permitting).

What we will do.

- Teach you about how the laser works and give a demonstration

- Introduce Inkscape, an Open Source design tool used to design for the laser

- Review options for cutting, engraving and how to set power levels and cut speeds

- Work with various materials to produce one or more laser-cut items to take home.

NOTE: Due to time constraints on the laser, it is sometimes necessary to pick up items designed in class at a later date. However, we will make every effort to produce the items during class time.

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