1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

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

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,562 (11.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,644
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    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.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Source: VR-Zone
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  2. Bundy

    Bundy

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,121 (0.44/day)
    Thanks Received:
    157
    That second picture would be great in a "how to build a PC" thread.
     
  3. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,543 (1.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    939
    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.
     
  4. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    42,230 (11.60/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,529
    that is just cool.
     
  5. HossHuge

    HossHuge

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,040 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    498
    Location:
    EDM, AB, CAN
    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.
     
  6. TheLostSwede

    TheLostSwede

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    932 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    164
    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.
     
  7. MoonPig

    MoonPig

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    5,729 (2.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    886
    Location:
    Wakefield, UK
    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.
     
  8. buggalugs

    buggalugs

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    935 (0.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    143
    Location:
    Australia
    SO thats where all the RMA boards end up?
     
    bear jesus and Mussels say thanks.
  9. csendesmark

    csendesmark

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    Messages:
    345 (0.14/day)
    Thanks Received:
    24
    I like this creative use of waste mobo-s :)
     
  10. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,562 (11.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,644
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    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.
     
    buggalugs says thanks.
  11. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,700 (5.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,277
    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

    "American Components, Russian Components -ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!!"
     
    Zubasa and Arrakis+9 say thanks.
  12. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,177 (1.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    375
    makes sense.. they wont be able to make keychains out of them anyway
     
  13. pr0n Inspector

    pr0n Inspector

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,334 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    164
    I thought it would be "Don't touch my junk" made with motherboards.
     
  14. bear jesus

    bear jesus New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,535 (1.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    200
    Location:
    Britland
    I agree cool in a geeky way.

    :laugh:
     
  15. H82LUZ73

    H82LUZ73

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,784 (0.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    Cobourg,Ontario
    wow if that is RMA boards then i`m sticking with ASUS.;)
     
  16. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,797 (3.60/day)
    Thanks Received:
    546
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    Cool but such a waste of PCBS :cringe: Unless these are like RMAs or DOAs.
     
  17. bear jesus

    bear jesus New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,535 (1.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    200
    Location:
    Britland
    The link says they are scrap cards so i assume all dead in one way or another that's not worth fixing.
     
  18. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    13,881 (4.98/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,616
    Location:
    Cheeseland (Wisconsin, USA)
    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.
     
  19. n-ster

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,859 (4.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,405
    You mean investment right?
     
  20. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    6,823 (3.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,910
    Location:
    Viking Land
    well atleast thats something good GB boards can be used for :laugh:
     
  21. roast

    roast

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Messages:
    592 (0.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    101
    Location:
    Ireland.
    I think thats pretty awesome!
     
  22. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,700 (5.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,277
    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....

    ---

    and thats perfectly viable as PCB's are made of Epoxy
     
  23. arnoo1

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    745 (0.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    124
    Location:
    Netherlands
    cool, but plz donate me one of those gigabyte p55 mobo's
     
  24. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,562 (11.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,644
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    They're a little too big to hold paper, don't you think?
     
  25. arnoo1

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    745 (0.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    124
    Location:
    Netherlands
    i think so.., lol
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page