Past Meetup

Intro to the Laser Cutter


Every 4th Saturday of the month

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Come learn how to use our laser cutter to create your very own wood cutout or engraving. This class will teach you how to operate our 32W CO2 laser cutter safely and certify you to use it on your own.


Where: The Gizmo Dojo workshop (downstairs)

Time: Every last Saturday of the month. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Duration: up to 3 hours

Cost: $18 for members, $20 for non-members (please prepay for the class at

Prerequisites: None. Zilch. Zip. Nada. Come one, come all.

Ages: 16 & up

Materials: All you need to bring is a flash drive with any pictures (black and white, high contrast pictures work best) you want to engrave saved as a jpeg. If you have a laptop to use, it may help. If you have a piece of wood you prefer to use, you can feel free to bring that in too, but we will have some for you to use.


The laser cutter is a great tool if you want to engrave or cut materials. However, there are a few things you need to know to keep yourself and other members safe while you use it. This class will cover the proper use of the machine as well as the materials that are appropriate for cutting and engraving. Time permitting, we'll have a little hands-on time with the machine for each of the students. By the end of the class, you'll be able to use the machine on your own with confidence.

If you would like to take the class, please RSVP on Meetup, and prepay here:

About the Teacher:
Andy is a former high school teacher who now organizes STEAM Education activities and is the Education Coordinator for The Gizmo Dojo. Andy is also involved with STEAM Fest, CSED Week and maker faires.