Not as scary as it sounds, we started off with a test on a dead laptop panel:
Which yielded beautiful results on the first try. Next up was preparing the artwork (in this case XKCD.com comics) and test engraving a chunk of wood. After that it was squaring the laptop and shim time:
Then the scary “hit go and hope you got it lined up right”
And finally a happy Brendan and his permanently altered laptop case:
In other news, we now own a giant laser cutter/engraver, we’ve had the good fortune of having access to three laser cutters over the past year, but had a great opportunity to go in with our sister hackerspace i3Detroit on a very affordably priced machine!