Thursday, October 31, 2013

Extra Life 2013

Unfortunately, Duct Tape can't fix everything.

Team Boom Tape is proud to participate in Extra Life's 2013 campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Our members will be gaming for the 25 hour marathon and livestreaming the action. Out team's goal is to raise $1000 for the cause. Along with tens of thousands other gamers around the world, and leading sponsors like Blizzard, Microsoft, and Sony, TBT is helping to change the lives of countless kids and their families.

 For more info about TBT's involvement:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Duct Tape Server 4

As usual a new Duct Tape Server will be appearing on server row at MillionManLan 10 from August 4th to the 7th in Louisville, KY. This year's edition of DTS may be more modest on the outside, but the internals have been upgraded by leaps and bounds. Watch for streaming video live from the event over the weekend.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The D20 Duct Tape Server
(aka the D20TS)

For our third all-duct-tape server, Team Boom Tape stepped way outside the box and challenged ourselves with making a 20-sided icosahedron (the shape of D20 dice).

The server case was built entirely from 22(!) rolls of gray, red, translucent Nashua duct tape. Seven people worked on the duct tape structure over eight build sessions. A total of around 127 manhours went into the construction of the server.

It houses these computer components:

* Pentium P4 3.0 GHz
* Intel SFF Motherboard
* 475W PSU
* 1 120mm LED fan (rear)
* 1 92mm fan (cpu)
* a USB powered custom arduino controller for lighting

The D20TS will be on server row at MillionManLan 9, July 8-11th 2010. It will host a Ventrilo server, a web server, an FTP server, and game servers for Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead 2, and Armagetron. A video stream will also come from the D20TS which will broadcast on through the event.

Building the D20TS

An undertaking of epic proportions! Construction for our third generation server took place over eight build sessions in the course of a week and a half. Seven members of Team Boom Tape pulled together to make our adhesive dream become reality.
Here are shots throughout the process: