At Gizmodo Gallery 2009: Laser Etching!Adrian Covert9/16/09 4:44pmFiled to: Giz gallery 09Gizmodo Gallery Laser EtchingLaser EtchingLasersGizmodo GalleryGiz GalleryGizmodo Gallery 200947EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Ok here's the deal: to get Giz Gallery '09 started properly on September 23rd, we're setting up a laser etching station for one day only, so you guys to customize anything you can shake a red optical beam at. Phil Torrone was kind enough to lend us his laser machine for a second straight year, and we fully intend to make use of it. His open source setup includes a Epilog Laser machine that can cut/etch everything under the sun—cork, paper, ceramic, tortillas—as long as it's not PVC or vinyl. They also use along with a Windows PC running Corel Draw to allow for custom graphics . We'll have some templates available for you to use, but you can also bring your own stuff in—provided they meet the following guidelines: • First, your illustration must be a vector file. Not a bitmap. If you are not sure what this means, don't bring it. The machine can only etch vector-based files. • Save your vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator format (again, no bitmaps saved inside. Just vector art). • Make sure your illustration is adjusted to your hardware physical features. If you are bringing a MacBook, you can use the templates here. • Also, laser etching of pancake machines, giant cheetos or KCRW DJs are not allowed. Sorry guys. We'll be charging for etching this year as a fundraiser for charity. Laptops will cost $25 to etch and handheld gadgets will cost $5 apiece. Gizmodo Gallery 2009 Groupe 267 Elizabeth Street New York, NY 10012 Advertisement Advertisement Gallery Dates: September 23rd-27thTimes:9/22 Tuesday Media Day by appointment only. For info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored 9/23 Wednesday 12-89/24 Thursday 12-8 9/25 Friday 12-89/26 Saturday 11-8 9-? - Live Musical Performance Advertisement 9/27 Sunday 11-6Read more about our Giz Gallery 09 here, follow @gizgallery on Twitter and see what else we'll be playing with at the event. And special thanks to Toyota's Prius — without their sponsorship, there would be no Gizmodo Gallery.