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Laser Cutting

DESIGN, CUT, & ENGRAVE!

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LASER MAKER COMPETENCIES

1. Identify the need to invent, design, fabricate, build, repurpose, repair, or create a new derivative of some “thing” in order to express an idea or emotion, to solve a problem, and/or teach a concept

2. Analyze the idea, question, and/or problem

4. Operate safely

5. Assess the appropriateness of tools and materials

6. Produce prototypes

Complete List of Maker Competencies 

Fall Semester 2022 Maker Studio Activity Dates

Weekly Makerspace Schedule Fall 2022

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

12 - 1:50 pm

Guided Activity (see  table below).

5 - 6:30 pm

Drop-in for 3D printing or laser engraving with "Glowforge."

 

5 - 6:30 pm

Drop-in for 3D printing

or laser engraving with "Glowforge."

Want to learn about 3D printing, laser engraving, or cutting intricate  designs in vinyl or paper?

The CSM Library is offering Fall Semester 2022 Maker Studio sessions on Tuesdays starting at 12 pm. Planned activities will explore 3 of the Makerspace technologies owned by the library. Through these guided sessions attendees (CSM students, Faculty/Staff, and Community members) will be introduced to  3D printing, laser engraving and/or cutting, or Cricut (paper / vinyl / fabric) cutting projects. Each of these tools will allow the CSM community to expand their knowledge. Sessions are drop-in and no pre-registration is required. Projects outside of the scope of the planned activity will be supported as time and staffing permit. 

Drop-in or Walk-in:  3D printing is available on a drop-in / walk-in basis (Wed & Thur). Come in with your projects. Or, we can suggest simple projects for you to learn with as we work with you one on one. Access is first come, first served. There are no set guided activities.

Fall 2022 Makerspace Tuesday Drop-in

Sept.  6, 2022     

3-D Printing

Ultimaker 2+

3-D printed tokens. Participants will get a basic introduction to 3D printing using the Ultimaker

2+ printer. Go to the 3-D Express Activities page to

prepare: https://Libguides.collegeofsanmateo.edu/EXPRESS_3D

Sept. 13, 2022  

3-D Printing

Ultimaker 2+

3-D printed tokens. Participants will get a basic introduction to 3D printing using the Ultimaker

2+ printer. Go to the 3-D Express Activities page to prepare:

https://Libguides.collegeofsanmateo.edu/EXPRESS_3D

Sept 20, 2022

Laser engraving

Epilog Zing

Laser engraved items. We'll review the laser engraving & cutting process with a focus on how

this is done on an Epilog laser. Participants will have the chance to have their name engraved

on small poker chip like items from craft Birch plywood.

Sept 27, 2022

Cricut - Cut

Paper

Bookmarks

Book Marks - We'll review the basics of the Cricut machine, learn about the

Cricut Design Space App (free). We'll walk through the steps of preparing and cutting

a pre-prepared bookmark design. Participants can choose from among a number of

pre-cut bookmark designs with environmental themes, and finish them with washi or

other decorative papers.

Oct  04, 2022

Laser engraving 

Epilog Zing

Cork Coasters

Cork Coasters - We'll review the laser engraving & cutting process with a focus on how

this is done on an Epilog laser. Participants will have the chance to have their name added

on 1 of 2 pre-set CSM logo designs for a cork coaster, and watch the engraving of their 

coaster.

Oct 11, 2022

Window Clings

for Halloween

Window Clings - We'll review the basics of the Cricut machine, learn about the

Cricut Design Space App (free). We'll walk through the steps of preparing and cutting

a pre-prepared vinyl window cling design. Participants can choose from among a

number of pre-prepared Halloween themed window clings that participants can take home.

Oct 25, 2022

Ping pong ball

Tea Lights

Glowing Orbs - Participants will work with ping pong balls, and LED powered Tea lights and

paints to create a glowing Halloween themed Jack-o-lantern or other scary globe-like  lit objects. 

Nov  1, 2022

Cricut - Vinyl

Stickers

Hydration Stickers - For this project we will choose from a number of pre-selected slogans to use make into  transferable vinyl stickers  to customize your water bottle (bring your own water bottle). We'll review the

basics of the Cricut machine, learn about the Cricut Design Space App (free). We'll walk

through the steps of preparing  and cutting a pre-prepared sticker design. Participants can 

choose from among a number of pre-prepared water related themed stickers that they can use

to decorate their water bottles.

Nov 08, 2022

DIY for Stir Fry! Seed/Bean Sprouting Kits

DIY For Stir Fry!. Turn a wide-mouth mason jar lid into a seed (microgreens) sprouting jar -  We'll learn a creative a low cost way to make fitted screens for wide mouth mason jars. The finished lids will allow you to use a wide mouth mason jar as a mung bean (or other medium to large size seeds) for sprouting and  eating. Makerspace will supply the jar bands, screen materials, and instructions. You'll supply your own wide mouth (3.3 inches or 8.6 cm diameter)  mason jar and enthusiasm. A quart size jar will be the best for this use. Find single jars at craft stores. Grow you own food! Reduce food waste!

 
Nov 15, 2022

Laser engraving 

Epilog Zing

Cork Coasters

Cork Coasters - We'll review the laser engraving & cutting process with a focus on

how this is done on an Epilog laser. Participants will have the chance to have their name

added to1 of 2 pre-selected environmental related designs for a cork coaster, and watch the

engraving of their coaster.

Nov 29, 2022

Laser engraving 

Epilog Zing on

leather

Leather key chains - We'll review the laser engraving & cutting process with a focus

on how this is done on an Epilog laser. Participants will have the chance to have their

initials added to1 of 2 pre-selected CSM related designs for engraving on a small leather keychain.

Keychain kits are limited in number.

Dec  6, 2022

Relaxation 

Week

To be announced.
Dec 13, 2022 Finals Week To be announced.

Location: CSM Library Makerspace Building 9.

Time: Tuesdays, 12 pm - 2 pm

Cost: Free

Note: Please check this site prior to the session to see the most current updates.

PHOTO GALLERY

Switch Controller Earrings

Switch Controller Earrings

CSM  Wooden Earrings & Name Tag by Mel

CSM Wooden Earrings & Name Tag by Mel

Squirtle Pokemon

Squirtle Pokemon

Mel's Chopping Board

Mel's Chopping Board

Two Wooden Engraved Photos

Two Wooden Engraved Photos

Engraved Photo on Wood

Engraved Photo on Wood

Engraved iPhone SE

Engraved iPhone SE

Jellybean Acrylic Earrings

Jellybean Acrylic Earrings

Darker Engraved Photo

Darker Engraved Photo

Photo Engraved on Wood 2

Photo Engraved on Wood 2

Stem Cork Coaster

Stem Cork Coaster

Maker Competencies Engraved on Wood

Maker Competencies Engraved on Wood

Spongebob Phone Holder

Spongebob Phone Holder

Rastered Adobe Illustrator Image for Engraving

Rastered Adobe Illustrator Image for Engraving

Epilog Zing 24

Epilog Zing 24

Blue Dolphin Earrings

Blue Dolphin Earrings

CSM Bulldog Wooden Phone Holder

CSM Bulldog Wooden Phone Holder

Wooden Poker Chips

Wooden Poker Chips

Acrylic Winged Skull

Acrylic Winged Skull

Lightly Engraved Photo

Lightly Engraved Photo

Glowforge Basic

Glowforge Basic

Transparent Hexagon Earrings

Transparent Hexagon Earrings