Lesson Focus

Using vector-based graphic design software and an Epilog Laser cutter/engraver, students will learn to design and produce their very own custom backpack/luggage tag.


Download:

Full Lesson Plan
Student Worksheets


Age Levels:

9 – 14

Objectives

Introduce students to:

  • How CO2 laser cutters/engravers work.
  • Recognizing laser compatible materials.
  • Basic graphic design concepts necessary to successfully design for laser engraving and cutting.

Anticipated Learner Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Create simple raster and vector designs to create real-world products with the laser.

Lesson Activities

Understand how laser engraving/cutting systems work, as well as common laser-friendly materials. Students will be able to utilize graphic design software to create simple engraving/cutting projects.

Resources/Materials

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.