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Laser Cutting 101


Jared Wark


Want to make something cool on The Makery’s Glowforge laser cutter? Take this workshop to explore the basics of how laser cutting CNC machines work and how to set yourself up for success with a great project suited for the medium. In this workshop, you will join one of The Makery’s knowledgeable staff and see behind the scenes into the step-by-step process of creating a unique laser cut object using Adobe Illustrator and the Glowforge web interface. Completed keychain projects designed during the event will be available for pickup within a few days of the workshop. 

This workshop has been adapted for an online setting and is presented by The Makery at JMU Libraries. 


After taking this workshop, patrons will be able to: 

• Explain the difference between raster and vector graphics 
• Create basic shapes and designs in Adobe Illustrator 
• Operate the Glowforge laser cutter safely to cut or engrave approved materials 

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This is a virtual workshop.
The meeting link and password will be sent in the registration and reminder emails to all enrolled participants. The email will come from LibCal.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Faculty     Staff     Students  
  Making/Tinkering     Virtual Workshop     Workshop  
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