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Intro to Laser Crafting: Make & Take a Phone Stand!

  • June 22, 2024
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • 1936 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • 6


  • As this is the first time we have offered this class, we have slashed the cost even more for the first two sessions!
  • HackPGH members receive a discounted price. As this is the first time we have offered this class, we have slashed the cost even more for the first two sessions!


Welcome to Intro to Laser Crafting! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of operating HackPGH's laser cutter and the basics of designing and working from templates in LightBurn.  Students will leave with a small assortment of unique phone stands - each demonstrating different core laser crafting techniques - and ready to get to work on their own independent projects.


Our instructor will showcase the standard operating procedures for the laser cutter, then invite students to follow along and create one each of their own from several provided templates.

Guided Workshop:

After the demonstration, students will learn the basics of executing simple customization tasks in our laser design software in order to engrave their initials into a phone kickstand keychain.

Open Workshop:

Finally, students will be provided several more templates to choose from (or use as a starting point), given the opportunity to personalize their designs in LightBurn, and reserve a time slot during which they will operate the laser on their own. Our instructor will be present throughout the duration of open workshop hours to provide one-on-one guidance and answer questions.

Instructor: Morgan

Day and time: Saturday, June 22 from 1:00-3:00pm.

Office Hours: Optional and by appointment. Contact instructor via email and/or Slack.

Cost: $85 for non-members, $75 for HackPGH members. No-shows will NOT be refunded. If you must cancel, please notify HackPGH at least 72 hours before the class start date! Participants interested in using the laser and other shop resources after completing the class will have access to a special discounted month of HackPGH membership! 

Prerequisites: No experience required. All resources will be provided as part of admission to the class. Attendance and participation are required for training clearance at instructor's discretion.

Age Requirement: 13+ Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Class size: 3-6 students. 

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