I know there are a few people who have been excited for the Glowforge to arrive. It is here!
Today I had a chance to fire up the equipment and see how it works. It really was super easy and amazing to experience. I really think the sky is the limit for what sorts of items creative people can envision using this machine to make. I am really excited to develop programs around the use of this machine. First I am learning how to use it so I can teach others. So stay tuned for programs that incorporate the use of the Glowforge. There will be a materials charge for these programs, but I will do my best to keep it affordable so community members will be able to participate without breaking the bank. There will be more information about materials forthcoming as I get acquainted with the various materials that can be cut and engraved.
We received funding for the Glowforge Laser Engraver and Cutter by applying for a Pioneer Library System Innovative Technology grant. The machine democratizes laser engraving and cutting for community members who may want to make items for personal hobbies, business, gift giving, school projects or even teaching aids.
I look forward to sharing this with all of you!