Habemus Lux Gladium! (We have a laser cutter!)

March 10, 2016

All great announcements should be in latin.(*)

On Monday night we took delivery of our brand spanking new laser cutter – a monstrous 90W unit with a 24″ x 36″cutting surface.

OK, it's a big giant laser. Now what do we do with it?
OK, it’s a big giant laser. Now what do we do with it?

 

At least he didn't take a selfie with it.
You can feel the excitement. At least he didn’t take a selfie with it.

Now comes the hard part – figuring how to use the infernal contraption. We’ll be working out all the rules and procedures and safety issues, and setting up a formal class.

Ylab scientists trying to figure out how to make it work.
Ylab scientists (not evil… yet…) deciphering complex instructions

Last night we worked feverishly to get our first design cut.

What will we cut out first? Duh!
What will we cut out first? Duh!

Just made it by closing time!

Ylab - a proud part of the community since 2015.
Ylab – a proud part of the community since 2015.

(*) If you actually speak latin… yeah, Habemus lux gladius is not the greatest translation. But it fits nicely in a headline. If you really want to get picky about it, Habemus cultellum excitata per lucem is a better description. Habemus lux gladius could also be used to describe a light sabre. Remember: Google translate is your friend.

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