RED BLUFF — With the Tehama County Department of Education’s new Glowforge laser cutter, about two dozen students Tuesday had a chance to create a magnet or key chain design and have it cut.
A laser cutter allows users to digitally upload their designs for a physical three-dimensional rendering.
Syerra Quigley, education and communication design specialist for the Department of Education, said one of her coworkers saw a Glowforge laser cutter online for sale and thought it would be great for “Makerspace,” the department’s hands-on activities events.
The department approved buying the machine for around $5,000.
The laser cutter had a beta test run at the Tehama District Fair when Quigley made little wood rocket ship flashlights and teach children about electrical…