Ithaca Generator Lazerthon

Help the Ithaca Generator fund the last part of a professional class 60 watt laser cutter, so we can burn stuff together!
Ithaca Generator
Ithaca, New York
United States
4 Team Members

What's Next

We are grateful to have reached our initial goal! Funds raised in addition to the initial goal will be used for:

  • Upgrading to a 90W laser 
  • Improved ventilation
  • Lens options
  • An extended warranty
  • Educational scholarships

We believe the laser cutter will be an important asset for our community's tool set. Meeting these additional goals will help us put the laser cutter to even better use!

About Us

We are Ithaca Generator - a new makerspace in the heart of downtown Ithaca, New York. In our first year we grew from 10 to 50 members and reached many students with our educational programming. We have a classroom, a woodshop, two 3D printers, and tools for electronics and more to share with our members and the community.

What we don't have is a laser cutter. One of the most accessible desktop manufacturing tools available, a laser cutter will give current members, new members, and students in our education program the chance to create even more awesome things.

Check out the video above ( produced by Ithaca Generator's own Norm Scott ) to hear about all of the great things we are doing, and the even greater things we will do with a laser cutter.  

What We Need & What You Get

Ithaca Generator needs to raise at least $3000.00 to cover the basic cost of a mid-range laser cutter.  We are fortunate to have a donor who will match up to $4000.00 in funds so we can get a machine that will be a real workhorse for our membership - but we need your help to get the remaining amount.

If our donations exceed $3000.00, we will use the remaining funds to pay for cooling and ventilation systems for the laser, new lenses for the laser, and other tools to increase the breadth and quality of the things that we can offer to our membership.

If you donate to our laser cutter campaign, you will receive one of the following perks based on your contribution:

  • $1 - A heartfelt thank you
  • $5 - A signed thank you card
  • $10 - An Ithaca Generator sticker
  • $20 - An Ithaca Generator pin
  • $50 - An Ithaca Generator t-shirt
  • $100 - A 6 month membership (Basic)
  • $250 - A 6 month membership (Standard)
  • $750 - A year membership (Extra)
  • $1000 - A year membership (Benefactor)

All perks include a shout out on the website.  All perks past $5 include a signed thank you card. All perks past $50 include a (single) sticker.  

If you donate at a higher tier ( over $50.00 ) but don’t want to use or give your membership to someone you know, Ithaca Generator will issue it as a scholarship in your name or anonymously depending on your preference.

The Impact

Ithaca Generator provides tools and a space for our community to promote learning, skillbuilding, and the creation of beautiful and useful things!  We have structured our membership fees to ensure that our services can be used by as many people as possible.  By improving the quality of tools we offer, you will enable people to explore and create in new ways that would otherwise be difficult or impossible.

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you can't contribute financially to the Lazerthon, please spread the word about our campaign. We appreciate it!

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raised by 54 people in 1 month
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$3,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on February 14, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    A heartfelt Thanks

    Thanks for helping us make amazing tools available!

    0 claimed
  • $5USD
    A signed Thank You card

    A handmade card from Ithaca Generator signed by a random mystery board-member!!! Collect them all!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $10USD
    An Ithaca Generator Sticker

    Put this sticker somewhere visible, and people will know that you are a nerd! ( and that you support Ithaca Generator! )

    11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $20USD
    Generator Pin

    Wow! An Ithaca Generator Pin, suitable for display on your favorite sash, béret, biker jacket, or silver lamé jumpsuit.

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $50USD
    An Ithaca Generator T-Shirt

    An AWESOME robot-friendly friendly-robot tee shirt, made with recycled tee shirts! That's doubly, (possibly triply) AWESOME!

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $100USD
    A 6 month basic membership

    Ever wonder what it is like to be in the Elite company of the Ithaca Generators? Here is your ~ Golden Ticket ~ a transferable, 6 month basic membership. PREPARE TO MAKE STUFF!

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $250USD
    A 6 month standard membership

    Wow! A 6 month standard membership at Ithaca's Celebrated Makerspace - the Ithaca Generator! Enter a world of creation and creative destruction! ( or let someone else enter it, if you'd rather not )

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $750USD
    A year membership (Extra)

    A key to the innermost sanctum of the Ithaca Generator will be yours! 24-7 access to the space and full access to all tools ( *when training is complete ) for an ENTIRE YEAR!!!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $1,000USD
    A year membership (Benefactor)

    You aren't one for messing around, I see. The benefactor membership allows us to confidently expand our offerings to the public, and change the way people live, work, play, and think.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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