At Gizmodo Gallery 2009: Laser Etching!

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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.

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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
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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.

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Gizmodo Gallery 2009
Groupe
267 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012

Gallery Dates:
September 23rd-27th

Times:

9/22 Tuesday
Media Day by appointment only. For info please contact gallery@gizmodo.com.

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9/23 Wednesday
12-8

9/24 Thursday
12-8

9/25 Friday
12-8

9/26 Saturday
11-8
9-? - Live Musical Performance

9/27 Sunday
11-6

Read 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.

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DISCUSSION

ddmeightball
ddmeightball

Can anyone tell me if laser etching voids warranties on laptops?

To me, its nothing but cosmetic and wouldnt but would rather here your guys answers.