Public Laser Cutting and Etching 101
Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Have you heard about Laser Cutters and wonder what they do? This class will show you how to use a Large 150 Watt laser cutter to cut and etch acryllic plexiglass.
The course will deal with the concept of line cutting and area etching, how to load a drawing into the Laser Cutter workstation, and how to move the design into the Laser Cutter and do final cutting and etching.
Each student will get to cut and etch their own small jewelry box from designs provided. Students will take this box home with them.
Course Duration: 2 hours.
Materials will be provided. Bring sunglasses.
Students 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult/guardian also taking the course.
When & Where
i3 Detroit is a DIY collective in Ferndale, with tools and resources to facilitate a wide variety of projects. The name stands for "Imagine, Innovate, and Inspire".
Supported by its members but open to guests as well, i3 Detroit's facility hosts workshops and classes as often as possible. Led by volunteer instructors (mostly members), these are usually free, but may require a materials fee for participation.
When there's no class happening (and sometimes when there is!), you'll usually find members in the space, soldering, sewing, welding, sculpting, programming, woodworking, or just hanging out.
Founded in 2009, i3 Detroit has about 70 members and funds its operation mostly through member dues. Donations from students and guests are always appreciated, and have the potential to substantially increase our resources!