The following is the third in a series of posts that I started to increase possibilities for students and teachers using makerspaces in their schools. The first few blog posts in this series included
3) Creating Laser Cut Designs using Gravit for the Glow Forge -- a Cloud based Vector App -
And for a wonderful set of short intro video tutorials to Gravit, check out John Umekubo's series here starting with his BASICS tutorial below
5) Creating Laser Cut Designs using Inkscape - Getting Started
6) Creating Laser Cut Designs using Inkscape - Next StepsInkscape Tutorial for Laser Cutter from Washco Utah Library Makerspace
The ideal way to approach this tasks is to use software that was designed to created vector graphics and that can export your creation as an SVG file. Two of the most popular software tools for designing for laser cutters are Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw. If you have access to these, you will find lots of tutorials online that can help you use these tools in your maker-space.
Start by creating a free account at https://designer.gravit.io/. I sign in with my Google account.
This 30 minute tutorial -- Creating a simple ornament or badge will provide an easy project based introduction to Gravit where each of your students can cut a personalized name badge using simple shapes.