fi5e - How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.

fi5e was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:
How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time)

Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!

This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist.

This laser cutter would be put to good and plenty use by all artists and collaborators involved with both the Grafftit Research Lab and Free Art & Technology Lab. We could really use this to help get our new open source lab off the ground. Help bring a Laser Cutter to Brooklyn!

Thanks to everyone for checking out the project, and double thanks to those that cast a vote for the Ghetto Matrix.

sweedboy6 years ago
yea.. got get it good:) -we live like kingz
Hope you have big plans for that laser cutter, and can't wait to see what you decide to do with it. Do Not Read This Sentence Good Luck
teschne6 years ago
vote and greetings from switzerland :>
ry259206 years ago
Looks like you win, good job!
dr.light6 years ago
wish you were all here @ the lab now to pick your brains - im stuck @ Eyebeam doing some shitty corporate gig for Old Navy hiding out in the workshop.. well shit pays the bills so i can buy projectors, leds, wiimotes, and whatnot. hope you win that lazer cutter... keep up the good work -doc
verdun6 years ago
go team go!!
amandamcdc6 years ago
Damn fine instructable! And no question the lasercutter will be put to good use and accessed by many peeps in the new Lab!
gaszappers6 years ago
Yes Vote for GRL! They laser burnt "I Love You" on my dick! Yes!
You will win. No question about it. Now you guys will be able to make stencils at government alarming rates! -vote#374-
I can't wait to put that thing to use...
nepheron6 years ago
ill give you a + so you can get the cutter!
twf.twf6 years ago
nice GRL!
drexel6 years ago
i vote for youuuuuu. XO drex
erick26876 years ago
my vote from the long isle stay up! 8'7"
thesystemis6 years ago

got my vote for sure, and some OF folks too

non-virtual fatlab = awesome, but you always are welcome to cut at eyebeam. we loved the $ sign made out of dollar bill cutouts.

clickity clack. good thing james already started dressing like keanu reaves from the matrix.
chalky6 years ago
HEROS16 years ago
Sick, can't wait 2 figure out what the hell ur talking about here and make 1 of my own. When r u gonna create sumthin that sprays paint this far??? It'd B nice 4 L.A. Maybe a strap that shoots a slug that explodes into a piece or a charac. Whatever, that's Y ur tha lab n I'm not.
Outstanding creativity. I'm sure a lot of thought and debate went into this project. You have my vote. 3D lighting effects w/bullet time... Priceless.
ytomk6 years ago
you guys are pretty fly, got my support
fnord6 years ago
Keep on rocking... love from Germany! Get that thing!
you guys are the bomb... lasers and bombs are a great mix lol light the world!
magicpocket6 years ago
Accept no substitute. GRL or bust!
swinhoe6 years ago
go go power GRL... rock-on fellas, hope you get this one.. ben
lamedust6 years ago
GRL. Honestly you guy's are amazing and I have been following you ever since you first got boingboinged. This is a really neat effect and might be just the right way to make our shopping cart at modati. Man, that's a neat idea, especially if the design is a wrap around. I might have to try this out! Anyway, props. That's all. Good luck! -Love Bilal
cr0s lamedust6 years ago
grl roxx lasertag forever : )
wha!6 years ago
hope you win!!
enter6 years ago
yaah! hope you win!
jungla6 years ago
And a GRL going to Medellin, Colombia in March for the Medelink festival? I would like to see you all there, I'm hosting a workshop with local graff artists and it would be fun to have some input from the GRL team itself!
fi5e (author)  jungla6 years ago
Yea we would def consider going to Medellin, if Medelink invites us. Hit us up at with any info and tell the festival organizers they need to invite the GRL! Thanks you so much for voting! ciao.
avone6 years ago
jungla6 years ago
Alrite, just voted. Hope GRL gets the cutter. Cheers.
if won by a slim margin, can I come in and give myself a brand with it?
deysale6 years ago
wait. so if GRL wins, laser tag is gonna cut through the buildings instead of just project on them? right? cause if not, i'm taking my vote back.
jjuulliiee6 years ago
Next step, sharks.
irene856 years ago
jamiew6 years ago
vote GRL! laser cutter for! awesome work

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