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Laser Cut Scratch Cat

Wyolum got me a laser to expand our distributed prototyping capability. I’ll have more on that later, but I made a little trinket for Scratch classes that I’ve been teaching.


I had difficulty finding a vector file good for lasering, so I made this one. Nice handout for Scratch classes

The official SVG version has overlapping paths that rely on fills to hide some of the shapes.

I traced a bitmap version in inkscape and did a little cleanup. It’s still not perfect with some double lines.

I’ll try to do a better trace to improve but this one cuts ok.

Update: done


You can find the SVG over at

Note that the Scratch cat image and logo are trademarks of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT. Check out Scratch at