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Measure iPad Cover to create template for laser etching.
Here is what I used for dimensions.
 
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Step 1: IPad2 Cover Etching

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Here was my first attempt.  I ran the laser on low power and numerous times.  Some of the images were not very high resolution.  You can see how the carbon stained the cream cover.

Step 2: IPad2 Cover Etching

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Second attempt after coating a new cover with a leather finisher/protectant. 
Improved the images some and only ran the laser once.
Much less smudging.

Step 3: IPad2 Cover Etching

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Tried it on a black cover without any surface preparation and it seems to work fine. 

I made it at TechShop.
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I never thought of etching that iPad cover before! It came out great :)