If you’ve swung by the make shop in the past few years, you know our laser cutter is our pride and joy. It’s likely the most utilized fabrication tool at the space.
A few years ago we did a fundraiser to buy this, and we’ve put plaques on its side letting every one know who our biggest contributors are, and how thankful we are to them.
Volunteers have put countless hours into keeping it running and teaching others how to use it. All of the exhaust is vented safely outside using dryer ducting and squirrel cage fans. Those little guys run so fast in there keeping the turbines spinning…
In addition to cutting and etching flat surfaces, we also have a rotary tool for lasering on curved objects.
If you would like to learn how to use a laser cutter, give us a shout on our Slack channel, or come see us on a Tuesday night. We’ll put you in contact with one of our volunteers, and maybe one day you’ll be the one teaching someone else.
Rotary Tool for the laser cutter pictured below.