Laser Settings for Engraving Hot Dogs

Laser Engraved Hot Dog

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.

26 thoughts on “Laser Settings for Engraving Hot Dogs

  1. lupes says:

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

    1. mexoplex says:

      lmao! I know right!?

    2. Christine at the Zoo says:

      OMG, you are right! The absolute worst!

    3. Laser Settings for Engraving Hot Dogs Chris says:

      I know.! the Wurst

  2. Pom Bear says:

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

  3. clark brock says:

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

  4. cliff says:

    no just not right

  5. Blubrick says:

    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’?

  6. Laser Engraved Hot Dogs says:

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  7. Michael says:

    Where can you get a 35W laser?

    1. Norm says:

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

  8. Jim says:

    Ugh! Ketchup on a Hot Dog???

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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.

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