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Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) is dedicated to supporting our maker community in their creative process by providing shared space, shared tools, software, materials and a knowledge base to turn their ideas into reality.

The Laser Engraver/Cutter Area at PPM consists mostly of Level 3 equipment.

Additional training and certification is required to use any of our Level 3 equipment.

Zing Laser Check-in and Reservations


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 zing laser area  (02/17/23) 

Safety First

Members must know the following information:

In case of emergency, call 911

Our physical location is:
735 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
use this when ordering pizza or an ambulance

PPM Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan maps are posted throughout the Makerspace.
There are 7 fire extinguishers on the fire escape plan map. Review the PPM Fire Escape Plan for locations.

First Aid

There is a FIRST AID Supply Cabinet in our Kitchen Area.
FIRST AID Kits are available in four areas: the Kitchen, Metal Shop, Wood Shop and CNC Room.

Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye & Face Wash Stations are mounted in four areas: the Kitchen, Wood Shop, CNC Room and Vented Room.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Wear protective equipment in all Wood and Metal Shop Areas.
Wear gloves when using Isopropyl Alcohol and other cleaners.

Hazardous Chemicals

All hazardous chemicals must be stored in the yellow hazardous chemical storage cabinet located in the Vented Room.
Review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information of unknown products before use.
SDS information is available via the QR code on the hazardous chemical storage cabinet or this spreadsheet.
Do not bring dangerous chemicals to the makerspace.
Spray paint, stains, and other approved items must be stored in the hazardous chemical storage cabinet in the Vented Room.
Please DO NOT paint indoors.


Classes and Training

New Member Orientation

Area Contact

Jonathan Wommack (Epilog Laser)


Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup


Jonathan Wommack (Epilog Laser)

DO NOT cut materials with PVC on either laser, this will release chlorine gas which is toxic.

ALWAYS ensure the work area interior and exterior is clean before and after your work.
The maximum bed size for vector cutting or raster etching is 16” x 12” or less.


For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #laser-cutter
List of all PPM Slack channels
Note that we have a Slack channel (#job-board) for members to post, discuss, or accept job opportunities either within PPM or from the community.

Warn.png The following pages contain historical information. The pages are provided for reference only.

Introduction to the Zing Laser‏‎ (15:26, 20 May 2015)

Laser Cutting Material Table‏‎ (15:41, 21 May 2015)

Laser Cutting Acrylic‏‎ (16:31, 24 November 2015)

Equipment Lists


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zing 30 Watt 

CO2 Laser


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Epilog Laser

10000 Laser System

yes, and online
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Zing LASER Computer

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i7 3.4 GHz,

Dell keyboard


hp Windows 10 Pro Adobe Acrobat,

Adobe Illustrator,
Adobe Photoshop,
and more.

zing laser computer

20" widescreen



Picture Item Manufacturer/
Design workstation ONLY!
No Facebook, social media, or random browsing.

Hand Tools

Laser Area hand tools should be marked with red tape or paint.
Return all tools to their proper location after use. This rule applies to all areas of our Makerspace.

Equipment Reservations

Donations Received

Wish List

Pikes Peak Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so we can provide a receipt for any donations you make.

Benefits and Policies


PPM members enjoy discounts at the following local merchants:
(walk in, show proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Woodcraft of Colorado Springs 10% discount    4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Logo CO Lumber
CO Lumber Specialties 10% discount 3636 Stone Avenue
Logo General Air
GENERAL AIR 10% discount 3031 N Nevada Ave.
Logo ACE
ACE Hardware Uintah Gardens 10% discount 1830 W Uintah Street
Map of stores that provide PPM member discounts
Map of helpful local resources curated by our makers
At home LightBurn subscriptions can be purchased at a discounted rate for being a PPM member.
The discount code is saved as a Pinned Message in our 'laser-cutter' channel in Slack.


DO NOT cut materials with PVC on either laser, this will release chlorine gas which is toxic.
Avoid reflective material.
Donate for "Wood Sheet for Laser" via PayPal:
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.

Red Tags

If equipment needs repairs, place a red-tag on it and report it via the Pikes Peak Makerspace Slack, # red-tag-issues channel.
This advises others on the malfunctioning equipment and ensures that actions can be taken to service/repair the equipment promptly.
For more information, review our New Member Orientation wiki page.

Scrap and Trash

Trash day is MONDAY
Recycling day is MONDAY (96 gallon tote)
Single Stream Recycling provided by Waste Connections. Paper, cardboard, cans, glass, and one time use plastics.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpster at the back (south side) of the building.
Always leave the space better than you found it.

Related Software

Design Software

Canva Tips
Adobe Illustrator Tips
Adobe Photoshop Tips
Inkscape Tips
Procreate Tips

Printing Software

Adobe Acrobat

Member Showcase

For even more member projects, visit our #showcase channel on Slack, or follow our social media links.

Related Pages

Links to related PPM Wiki pages:

  Laser — BOSS  
  CNC Router Table  

Curated Links

Links to member-recommended external sites:

Homebrew CO2 Laser Page — by John Doran (Epilog VP of Engineering)
ImagR — Prepare your image for laser engraving
MakerCase or — Cut boxes with a laser cutter
Bell Laser — After market parts for laser machines
Laser Research Optics — Alternative and cheaper sources of lenses

Other Fun Stuff

Links to external sites:

Glowforge 3D Laser Printer
PPM Tool Color Map — Interactive
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