At Gizmodo Gallery: Free DIY Laser Etching

I've always been fascinated with the idea of laser etching all my tech gear, and it looks like I would finally be able to do it at the Gizmodo Gallery. Thanks to Make's Phil Torrone and his laser machine, anyone walking in the Gizmodo Gallery would be able to tattoo their metal gadgets with Phil's laser, absolutely … » 11/25/08 11:15am 11/25/08 11:15am

Laser-Etched Powerbook Ensures Hands Never Leave the Keyboard, Ever

Instructables user noahw used an Epilog etcher to lase an imprint of his hands and forearms, eternally vigilant in home row position, onto the top case of his PowerBook G4. Noah says that typing on top of his own hands is "a little freaky" (as is the brownish mildewy patina on the etched keys, ahem) but if you are… » 11/17/08 1:20pm 11/17/08 1:20pm

Personalized Pancakes: Laser Etching vs. Silkscreen vs. Stencils

It appears that Instructables member lamedust has moved on from laser-etched tattoos » 8/27/08 6:50pm 8/27/08 6:50pm and to the exciting world of pancake personalization. I don't even touch a pancake unless it has the entire Simpsons cast etched on it, so I was excited to see which of the three printing methods would work best for my…

Simpsons-Engraved iPods Are Great If You Don't Have Your Own Laser Etcher

Unlike certain other Fox properties, seeing the Simpsons continue to be milked for merchandising doesn't fill me with quite so much rage, so these officially engraved iPods are cool for hardcore fans. But for the $80 premium over standard price for an iPod classic, I'm more inclined to take the one I already have to … » 7/22/08 3:20pm 7/22/08 3:20pm

Zing Laser Brings Laser Cutting Goodness to the Average Guy

Fans of laser engraving can now prettify all their stuff with Epilog Laser's new Zing Laser, a machine that's roughly about the size of a bulky office scanner. The Zing Laser, one of the first fully functional low-cost laser etchers on the market, has 25 watts of cutting power and can engrave designs into wood,… » 7/12/08 11:00am 7/12/08 11:00am

Cute Girl Sells Laser-Etched MacBook Advertising

Leah Culver is a startup computer programmer—did I mention she is a girl, a cute girl, a cute girl who likes computers? Interested yet? Anyway, Leah has been using a Special Edition G3 iMac for the past six years and she desperately needs a new computer to keep up with the rough and tough computer programming world. » 9/26/06 6:58pm 9/26/06 6:58pm