Laser Cutting – 08.10.2014Posted: October 8, 2014
When I first saw the word laser on my workshop schedule, the excitable child in me did a little back flip; the idea of using concentrated heat to burn through things, what could be more exciting? So going into the workshop this morning, I was a little nervous (and not only because I had absolutely no idea how to find the room), what if I couldn’t work the machine? Would the lecturer single me out? What if I couldn’t step up to the plate? All ridiculous worries really. It turns out only three of us bothered to show up and the machine is run entirely by the computer; all I had to do was make a quick design and import it into the program. Not really rocket science.
Also Steve, the lecturer, happens to be really nice! He shares my passion for travelling and motorcycles and I can tell he has lots of interesting stories about his life before Cardiff Metropolitan University which I am looking forward to hearing. He is also an avid Cardiff City fan which could be interesting considering I spent the last two years in the company of a committed (and often violently patriotic) Swansea fan, and we all know how competitive Cardiff and Swansea can be.
The white background is paper and the orange is thick plastic.