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Introduction to Laser Cutting: Wooden Coaster Tiles at MadFabLab

  • PLANT NOMA Dantzic Street Manchester, England, M4 United Kingdom (map)

Want to get creative with laser cutting?

Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to laser cutting. Starting with the basics of designing in Inkscape, you’ll go on to create a beautiful, unique wooden coaster etched with your photo.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting and etching.

Equipment you’ll need

All you’ll need to bring for the workshop is a photo from your collection. All other materials and equipment will be provided on the day.

What will you learn?

  • How to create a simple shape in Inkscape, a free, open source graphics editor.
  • Manipulating your photo with GIMP
  • How to transfer your design to the laser cutter, using Laserscript 5.3 software
  • Setting up the laser cutter to watch your design come to life

FAQs

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

PLANT and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.