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Laser Cutter 101: Valentine Companion Cube

  • February 11, 2023
  • 12:00 - 17:00
  • 1936 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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It’s Valentine’s Day. You’re done with dinner. The cake was great – it was so delicious and moist! Now it’s time to exchange gifts. You hand them the Companion Cube that you made yourself. They gasp and cry out, “This was a triumph!” You smile and think to yourself, “Making a note here: huge success!”

 
In this class students will learn to use a CO2 laser cutter. Skills taught are how to load pre-formatted images into Lightburn, how to format the image for cutting versus etching, and physical operation of the laser cutter. At the end, each student will have pieces to assemble their own Companion Cube. There will be wood glue and optional paint available for students to stay after class to assemble their cubes together, or you may take your materials home to assemble it with your own wood glue and paint. One Companion Cube is included in to cost of the class. Once each student has had a turn using the laser cutter, if anyone has a desire to make an additional Companion Cube they may do so for $15.
 
Who: Anyone over 18. No experience necessary.
What: Laser Cutting 101
When: Saturday, February 11, from 12 to 5
Where: HackPGH – 1936 Fifth Avenue, 15219 – Entrance is on the Jumonville St. side of the building
Why: Because we love you. M O U S E
Cost: $60 for non-members, $50 for members

A reminder: The Weighted Companion Cube cannot speak, and will never tell you to kill. In the event the Weighted Companion Cube does speak, the Enrichment Center urges you to disregard its advice.
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