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Glowforge and Inkscape Basics: Getting StartedExpired

Jan 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Pacific

What You'll Do:

I’ve taught hundreds of teens to use a Glowforge laser cutter to make keychains, earrings, cell phone cases, engraved tiles, and more. We use the free Inkscape software to make our vector designs. I’ll walk you through the basics of designing a teardrop dangle earring and loading it into the Glowforge app to cut. Then, we’ll walk through the app settings and the physical setup of the laser. Then, we’ll let the Glowforge do it’s thing and a beautiful earring will come out.

Skill Level:

No experience required.

Skills you will learn:

Inkscape basics Glowforge basics Laser safety

What You'll Need:

If participants want to follow along in the Inkscape lesson, they'll need a computer with free Inkscape software installed. https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-0.92/

About your Facilitator:

Show and Tell (Presentation or Demonstration)

  • Michael Horton

    I am the assistant principal of one of the top 100 high schools in the nation. My passion for working with students and my love of technology has lead me to take on the task of training students to use the laser cutter in the Makerspace. This training includes how to use Inkscape to design the laser cut file also. During virtual learning, I started making Youtube instructional videos for using Inkscape for Glowforge. I now own my own 100 Watt laser and sell my designs on Etsy.


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Ticket - Glowforge and Inkscape Basics: Getting Started
  • Jan 27, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Pacific)
Age Range: 18+ 14-18
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