Don't know your pixels from your vectors?
Acrylic can be used for a *huge* amount of applications when laser cut (jewellery, signage, lampshades etc). In this two hour workshop, you'll learn the basics of vector drawing using Inkscape to create an acrylic keyring to take home.
Vector graphics files allow images to be scaled up without losing their quality, meaning vector drawing is an essential skill for any budding digital maker.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting or design.
Equipment you’ll need
All materials and equipment will be provided.
What will you learn?
- How to create a simple design in Inkscape, a free, open source graphics editor.
- 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
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.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport.
PLANT NOMA, Redfern, Dantzic Street, NOMA, M60 0AE
The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.
The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.
MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.
From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.
If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.
We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email us on email@example.com or call us on 07894 278487
What’s the refund policy?
Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy here.
This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too?
MadFabLab is an open-access workshop for Manchester’s hackers, makers, and tinkerers – whether actively curious, seasoned anti-disciplinarian, or any/all points in between – providing shared tools and space to create amazing new things, play and experiment with new technology, and meet and collaborate with others.
Booking your place
For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:
- Book via Eventbrite
- Invoice or PayPal - by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to 3 Corkland Road, Manchester M21 8UP