Next came the Epilog Mini Laser Cutter. Students were shown how to create a box using "Box Maker" (http://boxmaker.connectionlab.org/) and how to import it into Inkscape. From there they arranged the pieces on the screen and added things like their name, shapes or numbers. We cut out the boxes and the kids glued them together.
Following this, the students were asked to draw a picture. They were first asked to draw it with pencil, then trace over it with black Sharpie marker. Each kid scanned their picture as a .jpeg and emailed it to a Mac Book Air. From there, they downloaded it and opened it with "Preview". They cropped it, exported it as a PDF and imported the PDF into Inkscape. Next they scaled the photo and drew a box around it, making sure the size was 0.001 inches (to make sure the laser cutter would vector it). Last, the students emailed their file to the laser cutters dedicated email address, where we "printed" them.