Laser Etched Banana: the Chipest Banana of the Web!

Introduction: Laser Etched Banana: the Chipest Banana of the Web!

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Hi Folks,

As I was fed up seeing the same laser engraved banana on every blog related to design, fabbing, laser machining, etc... I've decided to make my own version of the laser engraved banana. 

See how laser marks bananas...

Enjoy!

Please: comment about this phenomenon, your ideas of things to be engraved on it, your own tries & errors... 

More versions to come.

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    8 Discussions

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    haz2199
    haz2199

    7 years ago on Introduction

    That is so awesome it must have taken ages to make!

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    r4f
    r4f

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    15 minutes: looking for nice images to be etched
    15 minutes: making an image that's proper for engraving (size, format, tracing bitmap to get a vector image)
    15 minutes: making tests on the rear side of the banana to get the right laser settings
    5 minutes: engraving the currently visible side.
    15 minutes: taking several pictures + uploading to Instructables + writing the text

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    Toga_Dan
    Toga_Dan

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Dude! that's hilarious. Maybe you could get it bronzed, then etch it again to make circuit paths!

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    r4f
    r4f

    7 years ago on Introduction

    @rimar2000 & @mikeasaurus thanks for the nice comments!

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    mikeasaurus
    mikeasaurus

    7 years ago on Introduction

    That's one nice looking banana (I didn't even know this was a thing)