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One File Many Possibilities: Introduction

A series of workshops that teach participants how to create art in Scalable Vector Graphics, or SVG files, and use those files to create physical objects using tools in the Makerspace.

One File Many Possibilities Workshops

One File Many Possibilities - Introduction June 15th 1-2pm - LSC Makerspace
One File Many Possibilities - Etching June 29th 1-2pm - LSC Makerspace

About One File, Many Possibilities

In this series of workshops, we will show you how to create a graphic vector file and then show you how to use that file to make physical objects using machines in the Makerspace. Don't worry if you miss a workshop! We'll have what you missed here with videos and step-by-step instructions.

Introduction / Inkscape

This workshop will introduce users to a free, open-source, vector graphic program called Inkscape. Will cover the basics of using the drawing tools, and how to save your creations as an SVG file. We'll also cover how to import scans of line-art into Inkscape.


In this workshop, we will take the designs you created and saved to an SVG file and used them to etch and cut designs into wood and acrylic using the Makerspace's Dremel LC40 Laser Cutter.


Take your SVG file and use it to cut paper designs and vinyl stickers using the Makerspace's Brother ScanNCut.


Learn to use the Inkscape extension Inkstich to convert your SVG file to code that Brother Embroidery Machines can use. Also: learn the basics of automated embroidery.