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Thursday
14
JUN

Introduction to Laser Cutting: Wooden Coaster Tiles at MadFabLab

18:30
20:30
MadFabLab
Event organized by MadFabLab

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WANT TO GET CREATIVE WITH LASER CUTTING?

Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to laser cutting. Starting with the basics of designing in Inkscape, you'll go on to create a beautiful, unique wooden coaster etched with your photo.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting and etching.

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED

All you'll need to bring for the workshop is a photo from your collection. All other materials and equipment will be provided on the day.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

- How to create a simple shape in Inkscape, a free, open source graphics editor
- Manipulating your photo with Gimp
- How to transfer your design to the laser cutter, using Laserscript 5.3 software
- Setting up the laser cutter to watch your design come to life

YOUR TUTOR

Chris Ball has worked on projects from small musical instruments to large scale interactive sculptures. He has a degree in Audio Technology, and specialises in sound and light. He has several years experience working with Arduino and associated electronics.

BOOKING YOUR PLACE

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:
- Book via the link
- Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing fab@madlab.org.uk
- Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN
- We also accept card payments in person

For info on how to find us, please visit our website (http://fab.madlab.org.uk/contact-us/)

***This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too?***

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FAQ's

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

Unfortunately, the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This course is for adults, but capable under-18s are welcome with an accompanying adult (all participants need their own tickets).

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The MadFabLab is in the Northern Quarter in Manchester.
There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk.

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here (https://madlab.org.uk/course-info/).

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MadFabLab