Step 4: Cut out blanks

First, I made a batch of four blank screen protectors. I did this by cutting a swath of Ultrasuede just wide enough for a screen protector and cut all the way across my piece of Ultrasuede. This turned out the be four screen protectors almost exactly. I fed one end into the laser cutter, cut out a protector, trimmed off the flashing, and then moved more Ultrasuede in.

Note: The notches at the lower left and right hand side of the screen protector are to make room for the rubber pads on the top half of the laptop. They also happen to look cool :)
What wattage is your Epilog?<br><br>It's difficult to translate your power settings if you don't specify this. <br>Say if you have a 30 watt, and I have a 80 watt tube in my laser, I'll probably burn my way to China rather than &quot;lightly scorch&quot; my UltraSuede ;-)
Very nice wish i had a lasercutter .. LUCKY FOR ME the Cnc mill in my school has screwed up and they're going to buy a Lasercutter Woo Lol
that's awesome, my schoolo doesn't even have a lathe -_- or wood for that matter
Thats a bit .. Dumb lol maybe you should appeal get a meeting with your Head teacher and Ask her if you can get one And is she says well Money's a issue Show her some printed instructables on making cnc machines etc Say with some help you could make these Etc lol i know she'd probably say yes if you Got people to sign a petition . But if you get it Then its awesome woodwork in my school is We have A woodwork club on monday dinner and We get to make something we want not something we're being taught and Atm im about to start a Laptop (Gonna build a laptop out of wood then bring in a old laptop and mount all the components inside it!!
Good suggestions all. Another take on the problem: (http://lappytoppy.com). This one is a flexible plastic sheet with user-customizable images on each side. Just pop it in when closing the lid. Also serves as mousepad or writing surfact. Something for everyone. :-)<br/>
I pressed that exact same green Go button when I was at the HQ. :P And I agree with Scammah, I would buy one. Or win it in a contest. I don't have a laser cutter. So I can't make this. :P
I would totally buy one of these from you if you sold them
Not selling 'em. Sorry... Maybe they'll be prizes in a contest, someday. In the meantime, you can always make one yoursef :)
Nothing when you use the one at work. Check eBay for remnants and lots of ultrasuede. -S3K
The eBay tip is a good one. Scraps suitable for this project can be had for next to nothing, there. Thanks!
Wow...how much does your laser machine cost?
Ours is an old Epilog laser that may have cost as much as 10k, back in the day. Newer models are cheaper (we demo'd a Versalaser for a while, too) but still thousands of dollars. But hey, you can make these with a pair of scissors, too :)
Just makes me crave a laser cutter even more! Nice job.

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