See Video: Sysadmins take wild ride in contraption made of iMac boxes

George Fox University IT guys make the most of their Apple purchase

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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 taped-together box 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...

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