Over the course of the school year, I decided to make two plaques, one for Dan, and one for Ping and Qing. I used the laser cutter that we have in the Fab Lab at Hawken. Basically, it etches an image into wood, metal, plexiglass... etc. For this project, I used two pieces of nice plywood. First I made a "mock-up" on the computer, and then I cut it. Finally, I gave Dan his when I was in Philadelphia earlier this winter. I shipped Ping and Qing's to their daughter Jane who resides in California. It felt really awesome to give something back to them because they took me under their auspices last summer. Here are some of the production photos of the process of making the plaques.