GlowForge Laser Cutting: Randy The Brain
A quick overview of creating and printing a design on the GlowForge laser cutter. Click full-screen to expand video!
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The CITL Workshop is part of the campus network of Maker spaces, and represents a convergence of media, design, making, outreach, innovation, research and creativity-driven teaching and learning. The space features multiple workstations and resources including practical tools; a Double robot; media production software and hardware; drones; digital cutting (Cricut and GlowForge), sewing and embroidery; apparal design and laminating; and, magnet, button and badge making.
GlowForge users/newcomers can download this handy GlowForge How-To (and for Krita users, there is a Vectorizing How-To).
CITL Workshop activities include:
- Faculty, Staff and Student Consultation
- Small group workshops
- Fiber Arts
- Faculty development
- Teaching systems R&D
- Media development
- Student entrepreneurship
- Programming and design
- K12 and community outreach
Patrons wishing to use the workshop may do so on an appointment/reservation basis. Use of this equipment requires training, and is thereafter available by reservation. Once trained, patrons can make reservations online, by phone (540-831-5974) or in-person. There is a three hour limit per day (nine hours per week) for workstations. Signups are done on a weekly basis, starting on Monday. If a patron is late for his/her reservation, the workstation will be released after 15 minutes have expired from the reservation time.
COMPUTER AND MEDIA USAGE:
- CITL staff members are not permitted to develop, create, or modify any patron work.
- CITL resources may not be used to create for-profit or other non-academic media/material/property.
- CITL will comply with U.S. law regarding fair use and copyright and will respect rights of all intellectual property. Information regarding fair use and copyright is available online.