Laser 101 Thursday Nov 16, 7-9pm
Who’s up for some Laser 101?
Kamloops Makerspace Laser 101 - Basic Operation and Safety:
Thurs Nov 16 7-9 pm
Sign in, including email address
Member or not? Liability waiver?
Give each participant:
Makerspace Laser Manual
and materials worksheet:(http://atxhackerspace.org/wiki/Laser_Cutter_Materials)
A brief intro about Makerspace, membership, etc.
Show and tell samples of laser cutting/engraving
Watch short video on laser theory and materials safety
Discuss materials safety - ASK BEFORE YOU CUT UNKNOWN MATERIALS
8:30 Design Lab:
Discuss vector and raster images
Saving and exporting, file formats, scale, line colours, etc.
Show tracing of raster image into vector
Address participants pet-projects or specific goals with laser cutter
Save traced files (paths) of quick jegs to DXF - firstname.lastname@example.org and flash drive
7:30 Fab Shop:
Show laser tube, mirrors, chiller and filter vent
Show loading of material, origin, focal point, manual X/Y/Z,
Open/Import a raster image and scan/engrave into wood. Show Z-depth.
Open/Import vector image and cut in paper, 1/8" wood (live hinge wallet) and acrylic.
Discuss management of materials and waste.
(Discuss remaining content of laser manual while cutting)
@Torren I would recommend playing the Sarbar Media youttube video of how the laser focuses and what materials not to use.
I’m late in posting this, but our newly minted Laser 101er’s are @ColeVanD and new member Sean Mayo!