How to put a laser cutter on the third floor of the Library

1. Move BIG truck to tiny dock.

2. Move BIG crate off BIG truck onto tiny dock.

3. Uncrate and tilt BIG laser cutter onto it’s side.

4. Remove base and hoses.

5. Slide on blankets into tiny elevator.

6. Ponder life on the slow ride to third floor.

7. Slide out of elevator and rotate onto casters.

8. Easy push down hall and into place.

9. Replace base and hoses.

10. Tip upright and place where you are sure to move it again.

11. Read manual.

12. Thank all those that helped get us into this awesome mess: Cornerstone Foundation, WPS Foundation, Rotary Club of Green Bay, Commercial Horizons, Nicolet Bank, Richard and Diane Rockhill, Wayne and Sue Hornberger and the awesome librarian that is Molly!



Laser Cutter is on the way!

Here she is – ain’t she a beauty?

Boss Laser LS-2436 GenV

Laser power: 150w

Size: 24″ x 36″ bed with pass-through capabilities

Expected arrival: before June

To stretch our bang for the buck, we were able to negotiate a discount from Boss on the overall cost. And we opted to vent the exhaust out of the building rather than purchasing a filter system (we met with the DNR on emissions considerations to make sure this would not add any further costs or complications). These decisions enabled us to purchase a larger unit and a more powerful laser while keeping us below our budget! We are eager to receive the machine and will post an update when installation is complete.
At Proto, our mission is to build creativity, confidence and grit in our youth through hands-on, STEAM-focused projects, workshops and teams. The addition of the laser cutter will go a long way toward this mission!
We certainly didn’t do this on our own! We are grateful to the following folks for their generous support in helping meet our funding goals to make this purchase: The Green Bay Rotary Foundation, The Cornerstone Foundation, WPS Foundation, Commercial Horizons, Nicolet Bank, Diane and Richard Rockhill, Wayne and Sue Hornberger and Mr. Richard Resch.