Wednesday, November 24th 2010

Gigabyte Decks Up Taiwanese Airport with Art Piece Made of Hundreds of Motherboards

Motherboard giant Gigabyte contributed to a nerdtastic art piece put in place by authorities of the Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan, Gigabyte's home country. A hall inside gate B7 of terminal 1 at the airport sports a wall-hung art-piece made entirely of Gigabyte motherboards, consisting of two lines, and a circle. The circle, made of identical motherboards, looks like a silicon wafer, and from a distance, each motherboard looks like a chip die on that wafer. A map of the island is also carved out of a motherboard on that circle.

Next to it is a large "Made in Taiwan" sign, also made by Gigabyte motherboards. This art piece is said to be using more than 1,200 motherboards, which of course are dead, returned for replacement pieces. After years of war and poverty, Taiwan has emerged as a major hub of semiconductor and electronics industries, there are ongoing efforts such as this one to propagate Taiwan as a stable investment destination, and in a pretty geeky way, we might add.


Source: VR-Zone
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33 Comments on Gigabyte Decks Up Taiwanese Airport with Art Piece Made of Hundreds of Motherboards

#1
Bundy
That second picture would be great in a "how to build a PC" thread.
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#2
LAN_deRf_HA
Ugh. A painful reminder that despite what I think of their color schemes now, it used to be a lot worse. That yellow/red is killing me.
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
that is just cool.
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#4
HossHuge
They're doing a major overhaul of the airport here. Thank god, cause it's terrible.

I think it's a cool idea but for most people they won't give a poo poo.
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#5
TheLostSwede
That's most likely the old Terminal 1 building, as it's being refurbished, while Terminal 2 is unlikely to get much of a makeover.

There are plenty similar things in the airport already, such as Giant bicycles, another big brand out of Taiwan that most people don't know is actually from Taiwan.
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#6
MoonPig
Good job their dead, otherwise that would be a holy insult to anyone that can't afford a decent board, lol.

Tis cool, but very... very... very... geeky.

I'd hate to be there with the family and know the model names... urgh.
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#7
buggalugs
SO thats where all the RMA boards end up?
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#8
csendesmark
I like this creative use of waste mobo-s :)
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: buggalugs
SO thats where all the RMA boards end up?
RMA boards that are beyond repair are normally sent for component reclaimation. All working components that can be soldered out (such as capacitors, chokes, slots, connectors, port clusters), are salvaged.
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#10
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
when i see this post - the only thing that goes through my head is this youtube video....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIh78GiTqrE

skip to 0:49 - do note there is a little foul language but i have an irish cousin thats only about 6or7 years of age that does more cursing/swearing then i do in a year and i tend to do a lot of swearing

[Spoiler]"American Components, Russian Components -ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!!"[/spoiler]
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#11
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
makes sense.. they wont be able to make keychains out of them anyway
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#12
pr0n Inspector
I thought it would be "Don't touch my junk" made with motherboards.
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#13
bear jesus
I agree cool in a geeky way.

by: buggalugs
SO thats where all the RMA boards end up?
:laugh:
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#14
H82LUZ73
wow if that is RMA boards then i`m sticking with ASUS.;)
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Cool but such a waste of PCBS :cringe: Unless these are like RMAs or DOAs.
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#16
bear jesus
by: WarEagleAU
Cool but such a waste of PCBS :cringe: Unless these are like RMAs or DOAs.
The link says they are scrap cards so i assume all dead in one way or another that's not worth fixing.
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#17
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I guess I'm just not impressed. Anyone can screw computer components to a wall. Heck there is even clothing made from IC chips and the like.

If the sign was actually working as a mega-processor crunching machine ... it would be impressive indeed.
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#18
n-ster
by: btarunr
to propagate Taiwan as a stable investiment destination
You mean investment right?
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#19
(FIH) The Don
well atleast thats something good GB boards can be used for :laugh:
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#20
roast
I think thats pretty awesome!
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#21
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
they could have melted the PCBs down and made some Lego out of it IMO - some of the best inventions ever were made out of lego first before being taken and put into full production. that way they would be putting back the seeds of innovation and dreams back into the community where the futures of technology gather around - playing in the sand pit and making some poor kid eat his crayons....

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and thats perfectly viable as PCB's are made of Epoxy
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#22
arnoo1
cool, but plz donate me one of those gigabyte p55 mobo's
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#23
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: arnoo1
cool, but plz donate me one of those gigabyte p55 mobo's
They're a little too big to hold paper, don't you think?
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#24
arnoo1
by: btarunr
They're a little too big to hold paper, don't you think?
i think so.., lol
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#25
[H]@RD5TUFF
Huh must be all the boards RMA'd because of DOA.:laugh:
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