The Laser Cutter/Engraver is a 80 Watt QX-1290Basic specs are:
Official training is mandatory before you will be allowed to use the laser. Classes are generally held monthly. Information and registration for classes can be found HERE.
Here is the Training Document given out in class.
The following manuals will give you a better idea about operation of the machine and software, but they are not 100% correct, and official training is MANDATORY before you will be allowed to use the machine.
A full list of manuals and tutorials can be found here
LaserCut 5.3 is the "official" software, which is required to prepare a design for cutting/engraving, and to operate the laser itself. See documentation (above) for more information.
How to install/use a slighty limited version of LaserCut 5.3 on your own machine.
Just as there is a big difference between knowing how to operate a typewriter, and knowing how to write the next great novel - there is a big gap between knowing how to operate a laser (and it's software) and designing something cool for it.
Though LaserCut (above) is required to operate the laser, it offers only minimal, "clunky" design abilities.
Operating the laser is just the beginning. To get the most of out it and to unlock your full design potential, you'll need some better design tools and practices. Fortunately, there are plenty of great, free ones available.