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Beginner Laser Cutter Course
Sat 8 April 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 BST
This one-session will introduce participants to medium-power laser cutting technology – how it works, the variety of materials that can be cut and/or engraved, relevant safety standards, how computer files can be prepared for cutting, sending a file to the laser-cutter and initiating the cutting and how much it all costs.
Participants will choose from one of three template designs that they will modify to their requirements, cut/engrave and go home with something they are made themselves.
These will be made on Fab Lab’s 30 watt CO2 Apollo 600 laser cutter. (Materials will be provided.)
The aims of the course are:
– to see what can be done with a modern technology like laser cutting.
The session will include a very brief tour of all the other modern technologies available in Fab Lab. It will also provide options for accessing external laser-cutting services.
The course is open to adults of any ages/backgrounds and to children over 10-years old if accompanied by a supervising adult. Class size will be for a maximum of 10participants.
Pre-requisites for the course – enthusiasm to make things and basic computer literacy (little more than mouse-and-keyboard experience)