Thinking in 2D (Laser Cutting)

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 11 to 14
  • By Ana Tavares

Engineers build solutions.

Our Laser Cutter will teach you a new language for building: thin material, very precise cuts. Seems limited, but it's an invitation to lively inventiveness.

The Challenge The Laser Racer
Materials: 9" x 15" Baltic Birch plywood, 1/4" dowels, battery/switch/motor/rubber band.

Adapt and cut wheels, axle supports, a chassis, a motor holder, custom bumpers, a seat and driver. Etch your name or number on your car. Assess your work on our test track.

Learn Inkscape, a design program you can download at home for free. Learn to work within design parameters.

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