About this Event
This class will be a hands version of the material that was covered in the Laser 101 - Thunder Basics class. There's no classroom in this one. Instead, you'll use the RDWords software to create a design, or if you've already created one, you can bring that with you.
You may have done what I did - tool the basics class, but didn't get around to using the lasers, and when I wanted to use them, I'd forgotten where to start. Or maybe you want some assistance on your first go. This class will get you started with hands on experience.
We'll have 6 students that pair up into 3 groups. I'll walk through the software part one time, then I'll do the hardware part (run through the safety checklist, load the material onto the bed, set the focus) and then run the job. After that, one student does the software, and the other student does the hardware. Then they switch. The other 4 students are watching and becoming familiar with the procedure. By the end of the class, everyone has done the software and hardware tasks one time each, and have watched it being done five more times. It really sinks in and you can take home whatever you designed.
Special Considerations and Warnings
This class DOES NOT fulfill the requirement you need in order to use the Laser Cutters. The class that fulfills that requirement is Laser 101 - Thunder Basics.