August 30, 2006

Laser Etching.....so....much fun...


One thing I found myself doing -way- more of than was healthy at Foo Camp was laser etching things. I lost count of the number of laptops I etched, but I think I passed 30 sometime around 2am saturday morning. All kinds of logos, too, including my little friend there, who I enscribed on my OQO, my notepad and in the corner of my Thinkpad. Why only in the corner? Because the majority of the T43p was taken over by a really large, very beautiful and subtle image of a Cylon Raider.

So very cool! Anyhow, it was a blast to do and now, as I was telling my wife, I have a skill to fall back on after we all decide that computers were nothing more than a passing fad. Instructables did an article about the tool, which can be found on the Make site.

2 comments:

rob said...

Hello Chris,

Reading your post about Laser Etching. I was wondering if you can direct me to a place that can laser Etch my laptop. You had yours done so I would like to go to the same company... You know its a trust thing.. I'm in LA so if I have to come up to SF to do it then.. I'll make that trip with the family.

thanks,

rob

Luis Villa said...

You don't happen to have a picture of the laser etching on the thinkpad case, do you, Chris? I'm thinking about getting my X-series thinkpad etched but curious about how it will look.