Learn to use TinkerCAD and Inkscape/Illustrator to design your own business cards. Engrave and cut small batches of custom cards out of watercolor paper with the Makerspace’s Glowforge Plus. This workshop is an advanced hands-on introduction to designing for lasercutting.
Participants will receive a walkthrough on how to find complex lasercutting files online, import, modify and export them.
The workshop will proceed with a walkthrough for designing an original business card in TinkerCAD and exporting it for lasercutting. We will address pertinent vocabulary words and how to optimize a balance between TinkerCAD's strengths and weaknesses.
Additional topics include Library and external resources, best practices for modeling, and various tips and tricks to optimize the lasercutter's performance.