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Laser Cutting 101 - Intro & Basics


Come make something of your own on The Makery’s Glowforge laser cutter! Take this workshop to explore the basics laser cutting, including information on CNC machine operation and safety 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 simple laser cut objects using Adobe Illustrator and the Glowforge web interface. Completed keychain projects designed during the event will be available to take home when the workshop is over.


Participants 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 


Jared Wark


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Thursday, October 13, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Carrier Makery (Basement)
  Faculty     Staff     Students  
  Making/Tinkering     Workshop  

Registration is required. There are no seats available but a waiting list is available.

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