Tag Archives: Laser Cutter

Get Lit! (laser cut lamps)

You might have heard (or seen) that we have a laser cutter in the Fabrication Lab. This piece of machinery is one of our favourites; it’s fast, incredibly precise and can (with some imagination) create beautiful items, from jewellery and wallets, to lampshades and signage.

In this four hour workshop we’ll show you how to use Adobe to design objects which are then ready to be cut or etched on the laser.

At the end of the workshop you’ll walk away with:

– A cardboard lampshade with your own original laser cut design

– Some basic skills in Adobe Illustrator and,

– Have completed the Laser Induction which allows you to book our laser cutter for free in open lab times

NB. The workshop will be using a different design than depicted

GENERAL INFO

  • Participants must be over 16 years of age
  • Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times
  • Please register for an Edge Account before you arrive. You will need an account to complete the induction, assessment and make bookings for the equipment

BOOK HERE


Mechanical Cabarets and Other Marvels – South Bank

Gears and rods and bearings and cardboard, this is all about creating a one of a kind, mechanical cabaret to amaze just about everyone with your cleverness. Absolutely no experience is required.

The iconic view of the Brisbane River, the “Wheel of Brisbane” and QPAC is precisely cut to scale out of cardboard and presented in a flat pack kit. The wheel slowly turns as a ferry boat cruises by. This kit can be assembled by teens and adults. It is educational in that it demonstrates the use of electrical circuits, pulleys, ratios and cranks.

At the end of the workshop, you will take home your own uniquely decorated moving creation!

This kit is designed by William Davy, a Brisbane based artist and winner of the 2017 Brisbane City Council “Salvage” art competition.


General Information:

  • Participants must be over 16 years of age
  • Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times
  • This workshop does not include a laser induction

BOOK HERE


Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

Book and use the laser cutter for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction. Please note, completion of the induction does not guarantee availability of the equipment, as it is subject to demand.

The Edge’s open access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab provides the equipment and tools for your curiosity and imagination to come alive. In the basement you’ll have access to a range of resources and equipment including: CNC Router, Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tools, Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more!

To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen resource, and then it’s yours to book and use it free of charge.

Your Induction. In this induction you will learn how to safely operate our Rayjet Laser Cutter, making something to take home. You will learn how to operate the machine, how to identify problems and what to do when problems occur.

Requirements.

  • Participants must be over 16 years of age
  • Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times
  • Please register for an Edge Account before you arrive. You will need an account to complete the induction, assessment and make bookings for the equipment

For more detailed information, please refer to our Booking Terms and Conditions.

To find out more about what’s on offer at The Edge, read up on our Fabrication Lab and community makerspace.

BOOK HERE


Designer Dollhouses

 

Designer dollhouses (two sessions)

*Please note that this is a two part workshop running on the 18th and 25th of August 2018

Imagine, design and fabricate the custom dollhouse of your dreams using all the tools that The Edge has on offer. Walls, windows, furniture, a neo-gothic fantasy or a classical interpretation, create it your way over two weekends of making delight.

Techniques that will be covered:
• 3D modelling, printing and finishing
• laser cutting
• introductory electronics (with soldering)
• Sewing

(these sessions do not include inductions to the machinery)


Requirements.

  • Participants must be over 16 years of age
  • Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times


Open Lab 12-6pm

Open Lab at The Edge is when the Fabrication Lab and Makerspace is open to the community. We offer set times each week, where you (the public) can access quality, professional equipment like a Laser Cutter, 3D printers (we have many and in different formats), Sewing Machines and Overlockers, Soldering Stations, Tool Shop and general work benches.


The space is fit for all types of projects, assignments, prototypes, experiments, business ideas and any creation that needs space and/or access to professional equipment.

Along with the equipment and space we also offer great minds! Whether it’s chatting to the experienced Lab staff to obtain a cleaner etch on the Laser Cutter, or troubleshooting a poor cast from a 3D printed model – we have great minds and we like to share what we know.

 

Weekly Open Lab hours

  • Tuesday 12-8pm (drop-in use only, no online bookings)
  • Wednesday 12–6pm
  • Thursday 12–6pm (Hack the Evening commences from 5.30pm)
  • Saturday 12–6pm

 

New to The Edge’s Fabrication Lab?

If you’re new to The Edge, you’ll need to book yourself in for an induction on your chosen equipment (we run inductions on all resources). Once completed, you can book and use the equipment for free(!).

Inductions are $25 and run monthly in small groups of 10. We take you through the steps of how to use the equipment, troubleshooting and safety (which is numero uno!). Inductions are mandatory, so no induction means no use.  Check out the current inductions here.

 

Already Inducted?

Each resource requires an induction, so if you’ve successfully completed one or several inductions, the Fabrication Lab is truly your playground (remembering safety is #1). Just book ahead of time to secure your spot on the equipment and then sign-in once you arrive in the space. Due to the demand for use of the equipment, we can’t guarantee access unless you’ve pre-booked online.

BOOK EQUIPMENT HERE

 

Questions?

Read more about the Fabrication Lab online, call The Edge on 3842 9400 or drop in during any Open Lab session or Hack the Evening meetup and chat to the staff – we’re more than happy to introduce you to the space.

 

Where are we?

State Library of Queensland

The Edge, Fabrication Lab & Makerspace, Level 0

The Edge is the long, slim building that runs along the river from State Library towards the Cultural Centre Bus Station, sitting in-front of the Art Gallery.

Enter on Level 1 through the main glass doors and then take the stairs or elevator to Ground/Level 0.

 


Open Lab 12-6pm

Open Lab at The Edge is when the Fabrication Lab and Makerspace is open to the community. We offer set times each week, where you (the public) can access quality, professional equipment like a Laser Cutter, 3D printers (we have many and in different formats), Sewing Machines and Overlockers, Soldering Stations, Tool Shop and general work benches.


The space is fit for all types of projects, assignments, prototypes, experiments, business ideas and any creation that needs space and/or access to professional equipment.

Along with the equipment and space we also offer great minds! Whether it’s chatting to the experienced Lab staff to obtain a cleaner etch on the Laser Cutter, or troubleshooting a poor cast from a 3D printed model – we have great minds and we like to share what we know.

 

Weekly Open Lab hours

  • Tuesday 12-8pm (drop-in use only, no online bookings)
  • Wednesday 12–6pm
  • Thursday 12–6pm (Hack the Evening commences from 5.30pm)
  • Saturday 12–6pm

 

New to The Edge’s Fabrication Lab?

If you’re new to The Edge, you’ll need to book yourself in for an induction on your chosen equipment (we run inductions on all resources). Once completed, you can book and use the equipment for free(!).

Inductions are $25 and run monthly in small groups of 10. We take you through the steps of how to use the equipment, troubleshooting and safety (which is numero uno!). Inductions are mandatory, so no induction means no use.  Check out the current inductions here.

 

Already Inducted?

Each resource requires an induction, so if you’ve successfully completed one or several inductions, the Fabrication Lab is truly your playground (remembering safety is #1). Just book ahead of time to secure your spot on the equipment and then sign-in once you arrive in the space. Due to the demand for use of the equipment, we can’t guarantee access unless you’ve pre-booked online.

BOOK EQUIPMENT HERE

 

Questions?

Read more about the Fabrication Lab online, call The Edge on 3842 9400 or drop in during any Open Lab session or Hack the Evening meetup and chat to the staff – we’re more than happy to introduce you to the space.

 

Where are we?

State Library of Queensland

The Edge, Fabrication Lab & Makerspace, Level 0

The Edge is the long, slim building that runs along the river from State Library towards the Cultural Centre Bus Station, sitting in-front of the Art Gallery.

Enter on Level 1 through the main glass doors and then take the stairs or elevator to Ground/Level 0.

 


Open Lab 12-6pm

Open Lab at The Edge is when the Fabrication Lab and Makerspace is open to the community. We offer set times each week, where you (the public) can access quality, professional equipment like a Laser Cutter, 3D printers (we have many and in different formats), Sewing Machines and Overlockers, Soldering Stations, Tool Shop and general work benches.


The space is fit for all types of projects, assignments, prototypes, experiments, business ideas and any creation that needs space and/or access to professional equipment.

Along with the equipment and space we also offer great minds! Whether it’s chatting to the experienced Lab staff to obtain a cleaner etch on the Laser Cutter, or troubleshooting a poor cast from a 3D printed model – we have great minds and we like to share what we know.

 

Weekly Open Lab hours

  • Tuesday 12-8pm (drop-in use only, no online bookings)
  • Wednesday 12–6pm
  • Thursday 12–6pm (Hack the Evening commences from 5.30pm)
  • Saturday 12–6pm

 

New to The Edge’s Fabrication Lab?

If you’re new to The Edge, you’ll need to book yourself in for an induction on your chosen equipment (we run inductions on all resources). Once completed, you can book and use the equipment for free(!).

Inductions are $25 and run monthly in small groups of 10. We take you through the steps of how to use the equipment, troubleshooting and safety (which is numero uno!). Inductions are mandatory, so no induction means no use.  Check out the current inductions here.

 

Already Inducted?

Each resource requires an induction, so if you’ve successfully completed one or several inductions, the Fabrication Lab is truly your playground (remembering safety is #1). Just book ahead of time to secure your spot on the equipment and then sign-in once you arrive in the space. Due to the demand for use of the equipment, we can’t guarantee access unless you’ve pre-booked online.

BOOK EQUIPMENT HERE

 

Questions?

Read more about the Fabrication Lab online, call The Edge on 3842 9400 or drop in during any Open Lab session or Hack the Evening meetup and chat to the staff – we’re more than happy to introduce you to the space.

 

Where are we?

State Library of Queensland

The Edge, Fabrication Lab & Makerspace, Level 0

The Edge is the long, slim building that runs along the river from State Library towards the Cultural Centre Bus Station, sitting in-front of the Art Gallery.

Enter on Level 1 through the main glass doors and then take the stairs or elevator to Ground/Level 0.

 


Open Lab 12-8pm (Drop-in)

Open Lab at The Edge is when the Fabrication Lab and Makerspace is open to the community. We offer set times each week, where you (the public) can access quality, professional equipment like a Laser Cutter, 3D printers (we have many and in different formats), Sewing Machines and Overlockers, Soldering Stations, Tool Shop and general work benches. On a Tuesday there is no need to book; just come in (so long as you’re inducted), join the queue and start making.


The space is fit for all types of projects, assignments, prototypes, experiments, business ideas and any creation that needs space and/or access to professional equipment.

Along with the equipment and space we also offer great minds! Whether it’s chatting to the experienced Lab staff to obtain a cleaner etch on the Laser Cutter, or troubleshooting a poor cast from a 3D printed model – we have great minds and we like to share what we know.

 

Weekly Open Lab hours

  • Tuesday 12-8pm (drop-in use only, no online bookings)
  • Wednesday 12–6pm
  • Thursday 12–6pm (Hack the Evening commences from 5.30pm)
  • Saturday 12–6pm

 

New to The Edge’s Fabrication Lab?

If you’re new to The Edge, you’ll need to book yourself in for an induction on your chosen equipment (we run inductions on all resources). Once completed, you can drop-in, book and use the equipment for free(!).

Inductions are $25 and run monthly in small groups of 10. We take you through the steps of how to use the equipment, troubleshooting and safety (which is numero uno!). Inductions are mandatory, so no induction means no use. Check out the current inductions here.

 

Already Inducted?

Each resource requires an induction, so if you’ve successfully completed one or several inductions, the Fabrication Lab is truly your playground (remembering safety is #1).

Tuesday is a special day in the Fabrication Lab diary because it’s drop-in day! This means, no online bookings, just drop-in, add your name to a list, and wait for your turn. We’ve implemented this drop-in day for short runs, cuts and prints, allowing more short bursts of access to the equipment.

 

Questions?

Read more about the Fabrication Lab online, call The Edge on 3842 9400 or drop in during any Open Lab session or Hack the Evening meetup and chat to the staff – we’re more than happy to introduce you to the space.

 

Where are we?

State Library of Queensland

The Edge, Fabrication Lab & Makerspace, Level 0

The Edge is the long, slim building that runs along the river from State Library towards the Cultural Centre Bus Station, sitting in-front of the Art Gallery.

Enter on Level 1 through the main glass doors and then take the stairs or elevator to Ground/Level 0.


Open Lab 12-6pm

Open Lab at The Edge is when the Fabrication Lab and Makerspace is open to the community. We offer set times each week, where you (the public) can access quality, professional equipment like a Laser Cutter, 3D printers (we have many and in different formats), Sewing Machines and Overlockers, Soldering Stations, Tool Shop and general work benches.


The space is fit for all types of projects, assignments, prototypes, experiments, business ideas and any creation that needs space and/or access to professional equipment.

Along with the equipment and space we also offer great minds! Whether it’s chatting to the experienced Lab staff to obtain a cleaner etch on the Laser Cutter, or troubleshooting a poor cast from a 3D printed model – we have great minds and we like to share what we know.

 

Weekly Open Lab hours

  • Tuesday 12-8pm (drop-in use only, no online bookings)
  • Wednesday 12–6pm
  • Thursday 12–6pm (Hack the Evening commences from 5.30pm)
  • Saturday 12–6pm

 

New to The Edge’s Fabrication Lab?

If you’re new to The Edge, you’ll need to book yourself in for an induction on your chosen equipment (we run inductions on all resources). Once completed, you can book and use the equipment for free(!).

Inductions are $25 and run monthly in small groups of 10. We take you through the steps of how to use the equipment, troubleshooting and safety (which is numero uno!). Inductions are mandatory, so no induction means no use.  Check out the current inductions here.

 

Already Inducted?

Each resource requires an induction, so if you’ve successfully completed one or several inductions, the Fabrication Lab is truly your playground (remembering safety is #1). Just book ahead of time to secure your spot on the equipment and then sign-in once you arrive in the space. Due to the demand for use of the equipment, we can’t guarantee access unless you’ve pre-booked online.

BOOK EQUIPMENT HERE

 

Questions?

Read more about the Fabrication Lab online, call The Edge on 3842 9400 or drop in during any Open Lab session or Hack the Evening meetup and chat to the staff – we’re more than happy to introduce you to the space.

 

Where are we?

State Library of Queensland

The Edge, Fabrication Lab & Makerspace, Level 0

The Edge is the long, slim building that runs along the river from State Library towards the Cultural Centre Bus Station, sitting in-front of the Art Gallery.

Enter on Level 1 through the main glass doors and then take the stairs or elevator to Ground/Level 0.

 


Open Lab 12-6pm

Open Lab at The Edge is when the Fabrication Lab and Makerspace is open to the community. We offer set times each week, where you (the public) can access quality, professional equipment like a Laser Cutter, 3D printers (we have many and in different formats), Sewing Machines and Overlockers, Soldering Stations, Tool Shop and general work benches.


The space is fit for all types of projects, assignments, prototypes, experiments, business ideas and any creation that needs space and/or access to professional equipment.

Along with the equipment and space we also offer great minds! Whether it’s chatting to the experienced Lab staff to obtain a cleaner etch on the Laser Cutter, or troubleshooting a poor cast from a 3D printed model – we have great minds and we like to share what we know.

 

Weekly Open Lab hours

  • Tuesday 12-8pm (drop-in use only, no online bookings)
  • Wednesday 12–6pm
  • Thursday 12–6pm (Hack the Evening commences from 5.30pm)
  • Saturday 12–6pm

 

New to The Edge’s Fabrication Lab?

If you’re new to The Edge, you’ll need to book yourself in for an induction on your chosen equipment (we run inductions on all resources). Once completed, you can book and use the equipment for free(!).

Inductions are $25 and run monthly in small groups of 10. We take you through the steps of how to use the equipment, troubleshooting and safety (which is numero uno!). Inductions are mandatory, so no induction means no use.  Check out the current inductions here.

 

Already Inducted?

Each resource requires an induction, so if you’ve successfully completed one or several inductions, the Fabrication Lab is truly your playground (remembering safety is #1). Just book ahead of time to secure your spot on the equipment and then sign-in once you arrive in the space. Due to the demand for use of the equipment, we can’t guarantee access unless you’ve pre-booked online.

BOOK EQUIPMENT HERE

 

Questions?

Read more about the Fabrication Lab online, call The Edge on 3842 9400 or drop in during any Open Lab session or Hack the Evening meetup and chat to the staff – we’re more than happy to introduce you to the space.

 

Where are we?

State Library of Queensland

The Edge, Fabrication Lab & Makerspace, Level 0

The Edge is the long, slim building that runs along the river from State Library towards the Cultural Centre Bus Station, sitting in-front of the Art Gallery.

Enter on Level 1 through the main glass doors and then take the stairs or elevator to Ground/Level 0.