Here's how to do it...
- 1 Slice Bread
- 1 standard kitchen variety Epilog Helix Laser (See Note 1)
Note 1: What? Oh you don't have one of those in your kitchen? Well, go get yourself a membership to the TechShop! I just discovered the place, and it's totally awesome! (I made it at TechShop)
BTW, If you like this, then please click me a vote in the Bread contest :-)
Step 1: Start With an Image You Draw or Find on the Web.
Here's the image I started with. I cropped the dark boarders, but was under a time crunch, so I didn't vignette the image well, so the final toast has sharp edges at the bottom. Not the end of the world, but not great either. If I do it again, I'll vignette the image a little better & probably go to an extreme of contrast.
Step 2: Slap the Toast Down, and Print!
This bread was quite dense and moist. I think I'd have better lucky by pre-drying the 'canvas' for a few hours. As it was, I couldn't get much grayscale at all, only pretty much brown and white. I think with pre-drying, and a more uniform bread, you could get some great images.
Step 3: And.... Toast It Up in a Real Toaster and Fool Your Friends!
After lasering the whole loaf, or a few slices anyway, go home (it is around midnight when you get done lasering anyway). In the morning, slap the slice into a real toaster, get it nice and toasty, and fool your friends and family. It worked on my friends!