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September 22, 2009 AT 2:38 am

Adafruit at Gizmodo gallery…

500X Gizgallery-Etching
Adafruit will be at the Gizmodo gallery on September 23rd 12 to 8pm, we’re setting up a laser etching station for one day only, Phil Torrone (Adafruit, MAKE) along with Ryan Block (gdgt) and Adam Savage (Mythbusters) are curating some items at the gallery – and there’s also laser etching. We’ll have some templates and will measure items while there, 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. We are only etching vector-based files.
  • Repeat, no photos or bitmaps.
  • Save your vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator format (again, no bitmaps saved inside. Just vector art).
  • Convert any fonts to curves, we do not have every font known to humankind, convert your font.
  • Make sure your illustration is adjusted to your hardware physical features. If you are bringing a metal MacBook, you can use the templates found here. We will etch Black Macs and computers, but not white – it just burns it yellow and burnty-looking.
  • 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 a piece. The charity will be “Engineers without borders“.
  • Lastly, this is for fun – if you’re worried about voiding warranties or how it will look if something goes spectacularly wrong, don’t do it :)

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3 Comments

  1. Laser etching fundraiser for charity == awesome!

  2. I beleive this may be appropriate here…

    http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=929

  3. I Love the Flying Toasters. What a great screensaver.

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