This day-long workshop teaches you everything you need to know to create and execute basic designs on a laser cutter. In the first half of the class you'll learn how a laser cutter works and how to use open-source software to create designs. In the second half everyone will create a customized laser-cut wall clock of their own to take home!
Advance registration is required!
Cost: $55 for members, $75 for non-members
Early registration (before April 21st): $35 for members, $55 for non-members
No experience necessary. Bring a laptop if you have one; there will be a limited number of computers available for use. All other materials are included. A pizza lunch will be provided.
The Makerspace laser cutter is a professional 100W CO2 laser cutter, capable of cutting and etching wood, plastics, leather, cardboard, and more. Makerspace members have 24/7 access to the laser cutter and other tools. If you're not a member, this a great opportunity to try out this awesome piece of equipment.
About the instructor: Jessica’s educational background is in Mechanical Engineering with a Master’s Degree in Robotics, and she works as a software engineer in the field of scientific data management. She is Facility Manager for the Anchorage Makerspace, and has worked extensively with vector graphics to create designs on the Laser Cutter and Shapeoko Mini CNC Mill.