Dr. Sylvia Tiala trained us on the safe use of the Vinyl Cutter and Laser Cutter today. You can learn more about the basic machines of a FabLab here: http://makingsociety.com/2013/01/5-key-cnc-machines-in-fab-lab/.
To keep us engaged (and satisfy our narcissistic side), she planned to have us create spectroscopes with the laser cutter and write our names with the vinyl cutter to label our individual spectroscopes.
In addition to learning how to safely use the equipment, we learned how to troubleshoot software and hardware issues! We also learned that the laser cutter would always beat scissors in a race.
You can see below that the final products were a huge success, though my skill at transferring vinyl lettering needs a lot of work.
Next up: 3D printers and Chocolate Faces!