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
Ser-J
...it would have been much better if they actually had CPUs Ram and heatsinks installed on all these mobos....
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Ser-J
...it would have been much better if they actually had CPUs Ram and heatsinks installed on all these mobos....
I personally dont think it makes any difference at all - plus Gigabytes ego is already big enough without them having to go through the effort of plugging additional dead components in that are donated from other manufacturers as they would have to say it was a 'team effort' rather then 'look at me!! I did all this!!!' and the probably dont want to do that as its all about Gigabyte and no one else but Gigabyte.

they probably didnt consult any of the other manufacturers for additional dead components but imho having a cpu or ram plugged in makes very little difference in how it looks aesthetically so there probably wouldnt be any point
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#3
JF-AMD
AMD Rep (Server)
Pretty cool, I will have to look for that next time. But I still prefer the Hello Kitty gate in terminal 2. Hello Kitty rocks.
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#5
JF-AMD
AMD Rep (Server)
not only did I go to that gate, but I also flew the hello kitty plane from taipei to tokyo
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#6
bear jesus
by: n-ster


:rockout:
by: JF-AMD
not only did I go to that gate, but I also flew the hello kitty plane from taipei to tokyo
:roll: That's so awesome
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#7
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Quite ironic actually, they show dead boards, and saying theyre made in taiwan..
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#8
Hayder_Master
nice idea doing for dead electronic stuff, better than Bury the Silicon in earth
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