I'm in a group who call ourselves Team Boom Tape. We are a PC gaming team who also happen to have a certain love for building things with duct tape. In preparation for MillionManLan 9
, we decided to build a computer server housed in duct tape. We've done this before (a couple times, in fact), so we wanted to make something special. We decided to take on a giant duct tape D20.
A D20 is a 20-sided die often used in role playing games like D&D. Geometrically, it is an icosahedron, consisting of 20 triangular sides.
It may seem that sticking server computer components inside is completely random and unnecessary, but this was in fact a machine which we would hook to the LAN and run games (like Team Fortress 2) and apps like Teamspeak and a live video stream. Computer components generate heat which can be a challenge for adhesives, and everything would need to remain structurally sound for at least the 4 day duration of the summer LAN. As it turned out, it held up for weeks.
Here's a look at the finished product: