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See Video: Sysadmins take wild ride in giant iMac wheel

Bob Brown | Aug. 6, 2015
And there I was, thinking I was making the most of my MacBook Air box by using it as a stand for my laptop rather than forking over the money for a fancier stand.

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My pitiful MacBook Air project. Credit: Bob Brown/NetworkWorld

And there I was, thinking I was making the most of my MacBook Air box by using it as a stand for my laptop rather than forking over the money for a fancier stand.

But the IT department at George Fox University in Oregon easily has me beat with its human transport wheel, made from 36 trapezoid-shaped iMac boxes. They took out the computers and styrofoam, and built the 120-pound iWheel.

According to the school's blog, sysadmin Mike Campadore had been plotting the iWheel for more than a year, initially estimating he'd need 38 boxes. He joined with colleague Rich Bass this past Friday (SysAdmin Day, as it turns out) and gave the wheel a big old spin across campus. 

A photo posted of the wheel went viral on Reddit, Imgur and other social sites, according to the school. So they figured, better post a video too... 

Direct link to video: https://youtu.be/60MU6zPA52Y

 

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