Making fun with a laser engraver

Olivia and Kyle watch as the laser engraver carves the pieces of a wooden toy for them to assemble.

Olivia and Kyle watch as the laser engraver carves the pieces of a wooden toy for them to assemble.

Kids used the laser engraver at The HUB’s makerspace to carve wooden toys that they decorated and assembled during a special program last month.

They made airplanes, horses, and even surprisingly adorable gastropods using 21st century technology.

We told you the gastropod was cute.

We told you the gastropod was cute.

It was a lot of fun. But you haven’t missed the fun if you missed that program.

Families have a couple of opportunities to try out the laser engraver this month.

First, teens and tweens can use the engraver to design personalized accessories like necklaces, key chains and bookmarks at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at The HUB. The program is free and open to all 12- to 18-year-olds.

Then, anyone can get an introduction to the laser engraver at either 4 or 6 p.m. on Monday, March 18. Get inspired for your next project and leave with an engraved souvenir.

Additionally, you can learn about the makerspace’s vinyl cutter, as well, at either 4 or 6 p.m. on the following Monday, March 25. Discover what you can create with the cutter and get your own vinyl souvenir.

All these programs are free to attend. However, we do ask that you register ahead of time. You can sign up online at our event calendar or call The HUB at 440-205-6011.

By the way, The HUB’s Makerspace is outfitted with a Laser EngraverLarge Format PrinterGreen Screen Studio, vinyl cutter and more. All of which is available for your next project

Just to be clear, you don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor to use The HUB’s MakerSpace. All you need is a Mentor Public Library card in good standing.

For more information – including policies, procedures, and how to make a reservation – visit our MakerSpace page.

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