This is a training class open to Hackitory members so that they can be certified to use our CNC laser cutter. This will be conducted by Joseph Huss, our resident CNC laser expert and the class will be conducted on an as-needed basis, determined by requests from the membership. This class will be conducted at our Hackitory workshop. The class’s primary goal is to educate our members on how to use a CNC laser cutter safely and effectively. Additionally, the skills our members acquire by working with the CNC laser cutter can be used for both personal and professional growth. We also seek to encourage our members to experiment with new processes and methods for utilizing the laser cutter. Our members develop ideas that allow the CNC laser to be used to perform cuts, etching and fabrications that were not part of its original design specifications. These ideas will be posted on our website to allow others the opportunity to expand upon the idea. Our meeting space and utilities for the space are funded by members; the equipment is primarily donated or paid through membership dues and donations. Those teaching the class do so as volunteers.