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Laser Engraving and Cutting

A guide to PPLD's laser engravers/cutters

General Information

  • Using the lasers in our spaces requires a "badge." At this time, PPLD is not able to offer in-person badging classes.
  • There is no cost to use the machine.
  • Laser reservations have changed. Lasers are available by reservation at all makerspace locations. Reservations are for 1 to 2 hours, up to 2 times a month. They can be made up to one week in advance. Walk-ins are permitted - even if both reservations have already been used - however, usage of the machine cannot be guaranteed. See the link at the bottom of this box to reserve one of the lasers.
  • The person using the machine must match the registered name.
  • If the registered person does not check in within the first 15 minutes of the reservation, it is forfeited and the time is given to the next person in line.
  • If there is no reservation or walk-in after your designated time ends, staff may be able to extend your reservation.
  • Projects, including prep and cleanup, must be completed by the end of the reservation.
  • PPLD does not provide or sell materials to use in the laser. Certain locations may have a bin to take or leave scrap materials.
  • All materials must be approved by staff. Don't worry, we're friendly!
  • If you are under 18, you must submit a completed Creative Space Use Agreement (link below). You can request one at any makerspace desk, or print one out and bring it to a makerspace staff member.
  • Adults must agree to the Creative Space Use Agreement terms when making a reservation.