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Hands-on with the Makerspace Laser Cutters

  • 20 Sep 2018
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Victoria Makerspace - 4a-4476 Markham St, Saanich, BC


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Get hands-on with one of the most popular tools at the Victoria Makerspace - the Laser Cutter guided by our laser expert, Mike Teachman.   A laser cutter is a computer-controlled machine that uses an energized light beam to cut and engrave intricate shapes in materials such as wood and plastic.  

Every participant will get the opportunity to try out one of our two laser cutters by making a laser-cut puzzle.  Following a space theme, participants will make a puzzle using a 5”x7” photo of the Canadian-made robot arm called Canadarm2.  We will use jaw-dropping photos of the Canadarm2 provided by the Canadian Space Agency.

Both of the Makerspace laser cutters completely contain the laser beam inside a closed cabinet and do not require any safety equipment to be worn.

Class agenda

How do lasers work?

Introduction to laser cutter operation

See physical examples of laser cutter projects, including Star Wars and Star Trek models, backlit signs, and “living hinges”

Make a Canadarm2 puzzle

The puzzle is yours to keep! It makes a cool gift, too.

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