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The Story Behind the iWheel

After the picture of the iWheel went viral last week, the wheel’s creators at George Fox University IT Department were inundated with requests for a video. So we now get to see the iWheel in action.

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University systems administrator Mike Campadore had hoarded iMac boxes for quite some time and recently received his 35th and 36th box from a newly-installed university computer lab.

On his first attempt, he left the Styrofoam inside the boxes, but it made the wheel too heavy. Even without the extra weight, he estimates the finished product weighs 120 pounds and is nearly nine feet tall.

Finally, on Friday, July 31, Campadore asked IT coworker Rich Bass to help him complete the wheel. The two then rolled it out onto the campus quad and made a call to the university marketing department, which sent a photographer. The initial Facebook post was successful, but when a former student shared it on Reddit, the iWheel went viral.

Oh, and that’s when the Photoshop jokes started rolling in. You can see those, as well as the full story of the iWheel, at the Bruin Blog. -Thanks, Rob Leslie!  


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