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

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcementhere.

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.

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sweedboy (author)2008-04-16

yea.. got get it good:) -we live like kingz

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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

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teschne (author)2008-03-26

vote and greetings from switzerland :>

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ry25920 (author)2008-02-03

Looks like you win, good job!

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dr.light (author)2008-01-30

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

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amandamcdc (author)2008-01-30

Damn fine instructable! And no question the lasercutter will be put to good use and accessed by many peeps in the new Lab!

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gaszappers (author)2008-01-27

Yes Vote for GRL! They laser burnt "I Love You" on my dick! Yes!

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slayerforhope (author)2008-01-27

You will win. No question about it. Now you guys will be able to make stencils at government alarming rates! -vote#374-

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jakehimself1138 (author)2008-01-22

I can't wait to put that thing to use...

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nepheron (author)2008-01-21

ill give you a + so you can get the cutter!

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drexel (author)2008-01-19

i vote for youuuuuu. XO drex

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erick2687 (author)2008-01-19

my vote from the long isle stay up! 8'7"

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thesystemis (author)2008-01-18


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.

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FFFFFAT ASSSSS (author)2008-01-16

clickity clack. good thing james already started dressing like keanu reaves from the matrix.

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chalky (author)2008-01-16

GOOOOOOO BROOKLYN GRL GOT MY VOTE FROM THE UK!OK.

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HEROS1 (author)2008-01-14

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.

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ReverendNightshade (author)2008-01-14

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.

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ytomk (author)2008-01-13

you guys are pretty fly, got my support

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bennett4senate (author)2008-01-13

VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE GRL FFFFFAT

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fnord (author)2008-01-13

Keep on rocking... love from Germany! Get that thing!

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led_throwies (author)2008-01-13

you guys are the bomb... lasers and bombs are a great mix lol light the world!

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magicpocket (author)2008-01-12

Accept no substitute. GRL or bust!

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swinhoe (author)2008-01-11

go go power GRL... rock-on fellas, hope you get this one.. ben

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lamedust (author)2008-01-07

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

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cr0s (author)lamedust2008-01-11

grl roxx lasertag forever : )

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wha! (author)2008-01-11
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jungla (author)2008-01-09

And a question...is 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!

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fi5e (author)jungla2008-01-10

Yea we would def consider going to Medellin, if Medelink invites us. Hit us up at megaohmresistor@hotmail.com with any info and tell the festival organizers they need to invite the GRL! Thanks you so much for voting! ciao.

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avone (author)2008-01-10
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jungla (author)2008-01-09

Alrite, just voted. Hope GRL gets the cutter. Cheers.

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josephsorelle (author)2008-01-09

if won by a slim margin, can I come in and give myself a brand with it?

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deysale (author)2008-01-08

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.

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irene85 (author)2008-01-08

GRL HAS SO MANY THINGS THEY NEED TO CUT WITH LASERS!

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jamiew (author)2008-01-08

vote GRL! laser cutter for fffff.at! awesome work

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