Laser cutting

In the fall of 2020, Nolop is closed to everyone beyond the 14 staff members who work there. If you need something laser cut, here is how you go about it.

  1. Create a file that can be laser cut, like a .DXF or .AI file.
  2. Go to the #laser channel at https://nolop.slack.com. (You will be asked to create an account if you don’t have one, and if you use your Tufts email, you will be auto-approved.)
  3. Post something like, “Hi, I have something I need laser cut.”
  4. Someone on duty at Nolop will post something like, “Sure, upload your file. We can probably get to it tonight or tomorrow morning.”
  5. Pay for material via Venmo. Materials list is available at https://nolop.org/store
  6. Check back in at #laser, and we’ll let you know if there are problems. When everything is done, we’ll email you to let you know, or you can just check the Slack channel.
  7. When the laser cutting is done, stop by the pickup table outside Nolop in the SEC. Take your new thing; feel glee.