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Full Spectrum 90 Watt Laser

You can request free access to this tool when working on projects with school age children

36 X 24 Professional Series

Know how to create a digital design file

What is gcode?

Making the cut.

Setting up your project for success

All members can request a free in person assistance.  The following documents and links are great reference and an be used alone if you are a self learner.

Manuafacturers resources and guides

Retina Engrave is Full Spectrums laser control software.  You can download it for free from FS and learn on your home PC and otherwise get files ready to cut on the Makerspace laser.  It includes rudimentary design software, but most makers like to print into Retina engrave useing Coral Draw, Illustrator, or Inkscape

Digital Design for laser projects
Inkscape - Free open source is a very popular web tool that allows you to quickly create a box or project enclosure file, which can then be opened in inkscape or another design program for further customization.

Raster Engraving
Image Prep             1:56 Video
Wood                   14:00 Video
Acrylic                  17:00 Video
Leather                21:20 Video
Stone                   23:45 Video
Glass                   27:00 Video
Ceramics          29:21 Video
Metals                30:21 Video
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