Leah's etched laptop continues to be copied Answered
I thought Leah's ad-supported laser-etched laptop was brilliant. When we were first talking about it, it was obvious that if she could pull it off, there would be a bunch of copy-cats trying to do the same thing.
Obviously Squid Labs and Instructables are listed as sponsors, so I get a number of emails asking for further laser-sponsorship of laptops, and they always make me smile. Here's the latest, hope you enjoy the irony as much as I do:
In the very near future I'll need a laptop for school. To finance that, I am planing to put Ad's onto the top of it.
I am visiting a college of higher informatics. The school has more than 1000 students, teachers and other workers & visitors every day.
My suggestion is a cheap way of advertising. The ad's would be laser etched into the top of the Laptop (made out of Aluminum). The Laptop has a size of about 40 by 27 cm (= about 14 by 10 inches).
If you are looking at prices of an often-visited website for example, you'll get prices between 700 and 1000$'s PER MONTH for a little ad.
For 1000$ you could cover the biggest part of the whole notebook, but you wont have to pay monthly. You only pay once, and the laptop will be used for 3 or 4 years. Also the laptop will be presented in the internet in several forums. I will post into a few forums myself, and make a little video about the laptop, and the company's that put ad's on it, and also other people will show around pictures of the project, because it's very unusual to do something like this.
Of course you dont have to buy an ad for 1000$. Size, type of ad and therefor price are free of choice.
I am looking forward to an answer !
If interested, I could also send you some pictures how laser-etched things look like on a laptop and we could talk about data or prices if you are interested..