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Laser Basics and Certification

July 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Person in yellow shirt, laser, students

This workshop covers the basics of safe laser operation for laser users. All the basics for certification are also covered.

Masks are required for this event. New Guests must have a Full Guest Account before this event starts. Add the FREE account set up on check out or click here.

Class Type: Access
Timing: 3 Hours
Location: Laser suite #113
Certification: Laser Certification with passing knowledge check
Age: 14+

This class is for good folks new to operating a laser or needing certification. It does not cover file preparation in detail. This workshop is part lecture and review and part practical experience.


  • How Lasers work
  • Laser cutting fundamentals
  • Toolchain and configuration
  • Test cutting and setting determination
  • Laser Soft Program basics, limits and benefits
  • Startup and shutdown procedures

Take the knowledge online knowledge check to complete your certification after the class.

This class requires a minimum of 2 people to run. If the class is canceled we can offer a refund but otherwise do not refund. 

All proceed support Ace Makerspace and help us serve over 1200 people a year with innovative programs, equitable access to makerspace resources, and more creative, self-reliant communities in Oakland.


July 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


David Perry
Person with beard in orange slicker.


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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds, Transfers, or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits, transfers, or refunds for student cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others (use the comments). You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot.

Late Arrival Policy

Arriving on time to class is very important.

For certification classes we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive more than 10 minutes past the start time you will be unable to attend that day and your class fee is forfeit. For non-certification classes, your ability to participate will be based on instructor discretion. 


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