Free Workshop: Introduction to Laser Cutting

This is a past event

12 people went

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

Cambridge Hackspace

440R Somerville Ave · Somerville, MA

How to find us

View a map of our building: Walk to the front of Market Basket (under the sign), turn right and walk slightly to the left of Little India. Follow the wall on your right to the 2nd door and Ring the doorbell.

Location image of event venue


This free 1 hour workshop is for anyone interested in laser cutting, how it works, what you can cut, etc...

We'll cover:
- Materials you can cut
- Correct setup/calibration of the machine
- Use of the software
- Safety
- Hands on using the machine to make something. You can bring in your own small (1"x3" or 50x75mm) design to cut.

* Please read our new online training guide (work in progress) here

This workshop also serves as training for the laser cutter, so if you are interested in becoming a member and using the laser cutter for your own projects, then you can get started right away.

Our building is in an unusual location so please check our map here -

If you want to use the laser cutter for your own projects then you'll need to be a member of Cambridge Hackspace, membership is $75 a month, can can be canceled at any time.

Once trained, laser cutter usage is charged at $0.40/min. A discounted rate of $0.20 a minute is avaliable if you pre-pay for $100 of laser time when you join. (laser usage is only charged when the laser is firing)