Laser Etched Thinkpad Laptop

Laser Cut Laptop, edge view
I used a laser cutter to decorate my “home” laptop. Using an Epilog Mini 45 watt laser cutter / engraver, I was able to cut out a good 0.5mm from the rubberized plastic coating on my Thinkpad X31’s cover. To get the cut this deep, I used 100% power and 5% laser speed at 300dpi, which took over 70 minutes, but the results are well worth the wait! Compare this to my laptop paint job on the “work” laptop.