Eric and I ran 4 laser cutter classes during Paideia week and had good turnout each day of 6-10 people. I think that our 10AM start time might have been a factor in preventing us from being overwhelmed with students, but after trying to run 10 student projects through the laser in 2 hours maybe that’s a good thing.
The classes were a lot of fun with one of us giving a short intro to the laser and demonstrating a couple pieces before cutting the students loose to try their hand at the process. We were able to walk each student through a project of their own and everyone left with a little laser-made part. Below are some of the things that students made during their run on the laser. Since the class a few people have come back to use the laser again and we hope to see more later on this term.