It went spectacularly, thank you everyone for you help! I was unable to get photos, but I can upload bits of the powerpoint if anyone is interested. Those who came really enjoyed it, and said it was a great starter for people who have no clue what a Glowforge (or laser cutter) is, nor how to use one. We did get two who thought it was presentation for the 3D printer, but were still kind and attentive during the presentation itself.
Once again, thank you everyone for your help!
Hey ya’ll! Standard “long time lurker, first time poster” messages, and so-on and so-forth.
As the title states, I’m hosting a program for people on the Glowforge. My library recently bought one, and I’ll be standing in front of a lot of people, talking about this cool new thing we’ve got. I’m turning to you, Glowforge community, in the hopes that some of you may have hosted similar programs. You would not believe how difficult it is to see what other libraries have done for their communities when it comes to this- especially given just how many now own one.
I plan on a basic run-down of “these materials are ok, these will kill us all,” and “here’s some common file set up problems.” We’re going to end with people getting to make their own coasters using the tracing feature, and seeing examples of what can be made.
So my question to you: if you were attending a program on the Glowforge, what would your burning questions be? I’ve been tinkering around with it so much that all my questions are technical and within the wheelhouse of wait I have to clean this HOW? or well now hold on why didn’t that cut all the way through?
Thank you for any advice you might have, and especially thank you for throwing questions my way (the more I can prepare, the calmer I’ll be about talking in front of people).