Search: Don't forget to check the calendar on our website^ for other events that do not require registration.
Intro to Laser Cutting/EngravingCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00 PM


This presentation will be a brief introduction to using the 150-watt laser cutter/engraver at Rockford MakerSpace, and will include a very brief overview of vector-based drawing programs and the laser hardware itself. Each attendee will take home a laser-cut/engraved souvenir. The presentation should last about one to two hours.

This presentation is FREE TO MEMBERS of Rockford MakerSpace.

Note that Rockford MakerSpace membership is NOT required to attend this presentation, or to use the laser cutter/engraver during this event, but membership IS required to do so outside of this presentation. Please see our wiki for membership information.

Note: Due to coronavirus concerns, all attendees must wear a face mask or covering.
Cost: $5.00 (non-members) / FREE for members
Basic Glass Etching WorkshopCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 3:00 PM


Learn to use etching cream to apply simple designs to glass.

We will be using our vinyl cutter to create stencils, then using glass etching cream to etch the glass. Attendees will take home the etched glass item they create, chosen from many pre-existing designs available. All materials will be provided.

We also offer an Intro to Vinyl Cutting workshop where you can learn how to create your own designs for etching future projects!

During your visit, take a brief tour of our facility so you can see all the other things we have to offer, such as our 150-watt laser cutter/engraver, 3D printers, woodshop, CNC mill, electronics lab, screen printing, crafting ... and more!

Note: Due to coronavirus concerns, all attendees must wear a face mask or covering.
Cost: $10.00 (non-members) / $5.00 (members)
Intro to Vinyl CuttingCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:00 PM


This workshop will be a brief introduction to using the vinyl cutter at Rockford MakerSpace, and will include a very brief overview of vector-based drawing programs and the vinyl cutter hardware itself. The workshop should last somewhere between one and three hours (depending on number of attendees), and attendance is limited.

The workshop fee includes the training and course materials, one square foot of vinyl material, and use of the vinyl cutter hardware and software during the workshop. Each attendee will be taking home one or more creations, either of their own design or chosen from many pre-existing designs available. Payment may be cash or PayPal.

Note that Rockford MakerSpace membership is NOT required to use the vinyl cutter during this workshop, but may be required to do so outside of the workshop. Visit our wiki for membership information.

Note: Due to coronavirus concerns, all attendees must wear a face mask or covering.
Cost: $10.00 (non-members) / $5.00 (members)

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