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Tuesday
03
APR

Laser Cutter 101

19:00
21:00
Kamloops Makerspace
Event organized by Kamloops Makerspace

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Kamloops Makerspace Laser 101 - Basic Operation and Safety
FREE for Makerspace Members - $40 for non-members


7:00pm Lounge:
Sign in, including email address
Member or not? Liability waiver?
Give each participant:
Makerspace Laser Manual
and materials worksheet:(http://atxhackerspace.org/wiki/Laser_Cutter_Materials)

A brief intro about Makerspace, membership, etc.
Show and tell samples of laser cutting/engraving
Watch short video on laser theory and materials safety
Discuss materials safety - ASK BEFORE YOU CUT UNKNOWN MATERIALS

8:30 Design Lab:
Discuss vector and raster images
Saving and exporting, file formats, scale, line colours, etc.
Show tracing of raster image into vector
Address participants pet-projects or specific goals with laser cutter
Save traced files (paths) of quick jegs to DXF - themakerloops@gmail.com and flash drive

7:30 Fab Shop:
Show laser tube, mirrors, chiller and filter vent
Show loading of material, origin, focal point, manual X/Y/Z,
Open/Import a raster image and scan/engrave into wood. Show Z-depth.
Open/Import vector image and cut in paper, 1/8" wood (live hinge wallet) and acrylic.
Discuss management of materials and waste.
(Discuss remaining content of laser manual while cutting)

Ends 9pm

Please be aware this event will be filmed