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Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

Book and use the laser cutter for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.


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: Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tool and 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

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



Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

Book and use the laser cutter for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.


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: Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tool and 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

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



#MADETODAY – Turning ideas into a business

From testing and prototyping to developing a product for sale, Kat Johnston, the owner of Fractured Lace shares how she’s transformed her ideas into a business with the help of the Fabrication Lab.

Kat Johnston is now a regular in The Edge’s basement, know by name by the staff and a few of the other regulars, she’s taken to the equipment in the Fabricaiton Lab, (as the saying goes) like a duck to water.

When we spoke with Kat earlier this year, she shared some of her inspiration for her jewellery and accessories collection, and how she got started in the Lab:

When I first started using the laser cutter at the Edge, I did a lot of experimentation on black acrylic, learning about the best ways to set up the files and work with the materials. As I become more confident, I branched out into colours, and they are what provided a bouncing-off point for the collection. Influenced by sweet lolita, hime and otome fashion styles, the finished pieces were inspired by the gorgeous colours of my materials – strawberries and cream with a splash of mint and a brush of gold. They were also influenced by delicious sweet treats!

I’ve also been building up my brand, Fractured Lace. I’ve just gotten around to uploading some of the collection to my online store, but there is still a bit left to go. It’s definitely quite a process to get everything sorted, from design files to the finished product, to photography to promote my work… but it’s been incredible to see my ideas go from random thoughts to incredible reality. I definitely couldn’t have done it without the resources the Edge provides.

The resources available at the Edge are incredible. Seriously! I’m not just talking about the equipment either. The staff have a wealth of knowledge; and I still have to have a further chat to Daniel about how to utilize additional RGB paths with custom cut settings to reduce cutting/etching time. It’s always great to chat to Peter about what projects he’s up to; and I’ve only just met Holly, the new fab lab supervisor. Everyone has been beyond helpful, every step of the way.

Needless to say, the equipment is an important factor in why I use the Edge too. Being able to do short production runs and prototyping myself has meant that I have had the opportunity to learn so much more about how to get the most out of the materials, and the machine. It’s enabled me to move forward with my business so much easier. Before, I’d have to send my files away to be turned into the finished product – which is not an inexpensive or speedy process, especially when it comes to prototyping, where I may have to try the same design with minor differences several times over. Having the machine right there in front of me to test things out on, and being able to see the laser move around the sheet, has meant that I can identify more quickly what I can improve upon and where I’m making mistakes – something I could never do if I only ever sent my files away to be cut elsewhere.

I’m not sure what else to share, except to say this: thank you to everyone at The Edge for making these resources available. Not only have you allowed me to create things that literally make me smile whenever I see them, but you’ve been an instrumental part in me building the skills I need to take my designs, turn them into reality, and share them with the world.

Thank you.

If you’re interested to check out Kat’s designs, jump onto her Facebook Page, Website, or follow her on Instagram.
 


Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

Book and use the laser cutter for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.


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: Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tool and 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

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



Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

Book and use the laser cutter for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.


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: Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tool and 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

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



Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

Book and use the laser cutter for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.


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: Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tool and 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

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



Hack the Evening

Attention all artists, makers, tinkerers, programmers, developers and hackers. Each Thursday we host a meetup for those that want to get in and apply their skills to new and crazy projects which require a little bit of technical skill and pizzazz.


At Hack the Evening, we give you access to our power tools, soldering irons and Arduinos and just about any other gear and materials you can find hoarded in the basement. In return you get to make new things and meet new people in our hackerspace.

No experience or bookings are necessary for Hack the Evening, just come along and start a conversation. You can also connect with Hack the Evening group via meetup.com and Facebook groups.

 


Hack the Evening

Attention all artists, makers, tinkerers, programmers, developers and hackers. Each Thursday we host a meetup for those that want to get in and apply their skills to new and crazy projects which require a little bit of technical skill and pizzazz.


At Hack the Evening, we give you access to our power tools, soldering irons and Arduinos and just about any other gear and materials you can find hoarded in the basement. In return you get to make new things and meet new people in our hackerspace.

No experience or bookings are necessary for Hack the Evening, just come along and start a conversation. You can also connect with Hack the Evening group via meetup.com and Facebook groups.

 


Hack the Evening

Attention all artists, makers, tinkerers, programmers, developers and hackers. Each Thursday we host a meetup for those that want to get in and apply their skills to new and crazy projects which require a little bit of technical skill and pizzazz.


At Hack the Evening, we give you access to our power tools, soldering irons and Arduinos and just about any other gear and materials you can find hoarded in the basement. In return you get to make new things and meet new people in our hackerspace.

No experience or bookings are necessary for Hack the Evening, just come along and start a conversation. You can also connect with Hack the Evening group via meetup.com and Facebook groups.

 


#MadeToday

If you follow us on Facebook, you might have already seen our little intro to #MadeToday. This album is the start of our inspiration gallery and a way to answer the question: “What can you do at The Edge?”. Because really, the answer to that question is “how curious are you?”, and “how big is your imagination?” We’ve got all the tools here; the rest is up to you!

And, this is where you (yes you!) come in! We’d love to see what you’re creating in our space so we can share it with The Edge community. Whether you’re in the Fabrication Lab whipping something up on the sewing machines, mixing tracks in the Recording Studio or designing up a poster in the DML – we’d love to see it!

It’s really simple, should take you no longer than 2 minutes, and can be done on your phone.
 
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
There are 3 online forms you can use to submit your work in progress / masterpiece / disaster / assignment / tinkering project, and picking the right one will depend on what resources you’ve used at The Edge.

If you’re using the Fabrication Lab: 3D Printers, Laser Cutter, Sewing Machines, Hand Tools or Soldering Irons, then use this form:

MADE TODAY

If you’re mixing an audio track or video, you can use this form:

MUSIC MADE TODAY

And lastly, if you’re using any of the software in the Digital Media Lab, you can use this form:

MEDIA MADE TODAY

 

Next Step? Jump onto one of the online forms and submit something…

PS. We’ve created a few forms, because it allows us to tailor questions to the type of project you’re working on. We’re also trailing these forms out, so if you think we’ve missed off an important question, or you have any feedback for us, let us know by leaving a comment below.

 

#MadeToday is a gallery of inspiration.When people ask, “What can you do at The Edge?” … the answer really is “how…

Posted by The Edge, Queensland on Monday, 25 May 2015