You know.... I like to eat. Eat! eat apples and bananas.

Hip and trendy back lit logos are no longer limited to the apple crowd. You (yes, you) too can release thyself from the drab clutches of the plain boring brand. No longer shall my laptop share the same cattle brand as it's fore bearers.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

What I Used
  • Laptop bezel
  • Laser Cutter
  • Acrylic or other laser cutter safe plastic
  • Vector file of your logo
  • Xacto knife and fresh blade
  • Sand Paper (coarse to fine)
  • Scotch Scrubbies
  • Hot Glue
  • Masking Tape
  • Water
  • Scrap Paper

Now, this is what I used - if I were to do it again I would also use a water jet as laptop plastic (ABS) is some incredibly tough stuff.
wow exuse me could you tell me how to evenly light the laptop logo
<p>the backlight of the screen lights it up you dont have to do anything unless you want a different color which you can just used colored acrylic sheets</p>
does that make the screen dim?<br>
Hello,my name is King,I am new on Instructables, This is cool! Most of <br> <br>Americans are creative!from now on,a new brand-Banana Laptop came into <br> <br>being.
wehn i get a charger, this mod will meet the back of my powerbook 190, and i'll use colored acrylic so it looks like the rainbow apple logo.
hey i what to do something like that to my old lap, bt just one question. does uting the back of the cover does not affect how your screen looks? i mean, the light fom the sun, (or other source does not afect the way you see the sceen? like a banana shadow on ur screen :D
no i used my laptop with the back of the screen off and it looked just fine i think im going to put the Ubuntu logo on mine
I think it's kinda cool... Could you use a dremel instead of a laser cutter? I think that the the DIY factor is really neat, but I know that the burn marks would bug me if it was my laptop.
maybe cutting from the backside would help? that's just a guess though
cattle brand......gateway?
That's awesome, its likely the way the guys of nickeloden make the pear in the notebooks from Zoey 101 and iCarly, i guess in order to be copyright-free from apple.
AND, Drake and Josh.
yea he forgeted it
My question is what is the batman thing in the window. ;D
:D A project that has longed for finishing/documentation... It was a template that was cut to ensure fit.... That shape was water jet cut into aluminum waffle irons - to make perfect bat waffles :D It was my "learn to use the waterjet" project :D
Ahhh.. you should finish it. ;D
have you noticed a decrease in brightness in your screen?
None whatsoever :) When the machine is off -- and there is light behind it, I notice a very faint banana outline in my monitor :)
The idea is good, but the burn marks (as people noticed before me) ruin the effect.
you shoud re spray the lid, to get rid of burn marks, it wud look alot better, also you shud make a see thru shape to fit in, like a window
<em>you shoud re spray the lid, to get rid of burn marks, it wud look alot better,</em> <br/>Eventually I'll respray - but it's not <em>that</em> important to me. It adds character ;) Imperfection guaranteed on almost all prototypes - make mistakes design features and all is well.<br/><br/><em>also you shud make a see thru shape to fit in, like a window</em><br/>I invite you to read the rest of the instructable.... Key points being step 3 (cutting acrylic), step 5 (removing reflective tape so you can actually see through) and step 6 (frosting acrylic panel), and finally step 7 (attaching acrylic panel the bezel).<br/>
i apologize, i never have enuff time to read an entire instructable, i just tend to scribble a comment,
nice i will be watching out for batman. good stuff man i dig all your instructables.
i would of used the batman logo in the background of step 2. otherwise cool instructable.
Oh don't worry... Batman makes it's debut online soon... In good time though ;)
that sort of looks, um, not so good...
Yep, like I said - I had a bit of a miscalculation ;) It gives it character along with the rosewood interior trim ;)
feelin a surge of instructables arent we?
No surge, just hitting critical mass.... I've had a lot backed up and a good chunk of time to kick them out. Some of these have been written - just waiting images to be uploaded :p
The <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www-i5.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/mbp/bloom/bloom.html">Banana Jr</a> has always been one of my favorite computers.<br/>
Hooray :) The reference has been caught :)
Oh man, I've been meaning to do a variation on this idea for a couple months.

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