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Make a Light Box Makers Workshop

7th June 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In collaboration with the University of Salford, attendees will learn how to design and make a laser cut Islamic inspired light box.

Muslamic Makers are really excited to be working with the University of Salford’s new and innovative Maker Space. This space is usually exclusive to students and staff at UoS so this is a unique opportunity to get involved! Also, as always there will be food!

There are only 10 spaces for this event so please only sign up if you can definitely make it. If enough attendees don’t turn up on the day we will be unable to run the session.

Deposits are £10 each to secure your place but this is refundable if you turn up to the session. If you don’t turn up you’ll lose your deposit. Eventbrite charges a small fee of around £1.50 for each ticket which is non-refundable.


A campus wide digital fabrication and additive manufacturing hub, the Maker Space is open to students, staff and industry partners to explore and iterate solutions to manufacturing, electronics and design challenges.  The Maker Space is home to both digital fabrication technology for rapid prototyping as well as heavy duty, industrial grade machinery.  All tools and machinery can be used by students across the university. Students have access to 3D printing, laser and vinyl cutters, waterjet cutting, metal additive manufacturing, CNC machining, welding, state of the art digital and optical microscopes and reverse engineering metrology instruments. to shape next steps? Will you develop solutions, make action plans, or produce something together?

The session will involve:

1. DESIGN – Using Adobe Illustrator to design your motif for the front of the light box

2. MAKE – Using our Epilog Fusion Pro laser cutter to cut out the light box structure and motif panel

3. ASSEMBLE – Assemble your light box


You will need to bring with you a black and white image file of your design for the front panel of your light box. Some examples of patterns / motifs are shown below.

Preferably a vector file (.svg .ai .eps) If your image is a .jpeg or .png don’t worry we can convert these files when you get here. All other materials will be provided.


1. Head to Google Image Search and search for the black and white images you would like to be your final motif

2. Find the Tools button on the top right, under the Google search bar

3. Click on the Size drop down menu

4. Select Large

5. Click on the Type drop down menu

6. Choose Line Drawing

7. Choose your final motif – it would be useful if you bring 2 or 3 options.

8. Save chosen design options and bring them with you.


7th June 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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University of Salford
43 Crescent
Salford, England M5 4WT United Kingdom


Muslamic Makers