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Laser Engraved Hot Dog
Adam from X-Laser sent in this important last-minute Fourth of July tip for those of you who have laser cutters nearby at your BBQ:

We used an Epilog Helix 35W, I found that the sweet spot for hot dogs was 1200DPI, 14% speed and 100% power. We had less success rastering ground beef though, it seems to be better suited for vector engraving.

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


  • lupes

    That is the worst application of ketchup and mustard I have ever seen.

    • http://gravatar.com/mexoplex mexoplex

      lmao! I know right!?

    • http://www.travelzoo.com Christine at the Zoo

      OMG, you are right! The absolute worst!

    • Chris

      I know.! the Wurst

  • Pom Bear

    And what if Your so called discovery will be used from the criminals to tourcher their victims ? Have You ever think about this ?

  • http://make clark brock

    dude !!!!! really!!??!

  • cliff

    no just not right

  • Blubrick

    Really? Cheap ass-sausages on a BBQ? Worse yet, skinless ones? A better use for the laser cutter in conjunction with summertime foodstufs would be to have individual steaks branded with instructions for your friendly BBQuistador – Might I suggest phrases such as MEDIUM, CREMATED, BLOODY, BARELY BLUE, and STILL SQUIRMIN’?

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  • Michael

    Where can you get a 35W laser?

    • Norm

      For about 6k you can pick up one of these toys. Ask for one for Christmas.

  • Jim

    Ugh! Ketchup on a Hot Dog???

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