The Lazer Mouse team is working with MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to introduce the laser cutter to kids and families.
In MAKESHOP, children are given real materials and tools to make physical their creative ideas. A team of skilled makers, artists and educators encourage and help visitors turn their vision into tangible objects. This exploratory environment is filled with sewing machines, electronic circuit blocks, stop motion tools, woodworking tools, and more. It all starts with a simple question, “What do you want to make today?”
This semester, we will add a laser cutter to the MAKESHOP toolbox. We’ll be focusing on designing and implementing an interface that allows kids to design for that laser cutter. Finally, we will be documenting our experimentation and end-product, so that the teaching artists at the museum can help kids create what is in their imaginations.