Rockbox bridge and tower

Keeping to the tradition and subtle arts of Rockbox Towers, but doing it with a twist to celebrate the place we have Rockbox devcon 2011, we decided to make a Rockbox bridge.

We started out by gathering all devices we had in the room that can run Rockbox and distributed them on the construction floor area. As the Android app runs fine on tablets now there’s actually a rather good way to get some solid base into the construction…

Many Rockbox devices

Once all material was known, the construction started with a large amount of eager engineers contributing with good and bad ideas and at times very shaky hands:

constructing a Rockbox bridge

(wods, scorche, gevaerts and paumary)

The result, involving an iRiver beneath the bridge catching the digital flow, became what might be the longest Rockbox construction done so far:

Rockbox bridge

Rockbox bridge closeup

After the bridge, the work started on the real stuff. Building the tallest Rockbox tower ever made. After a couple of accidents and crashes, the tireless team managed to break the previous 104 cm record and the new Rockbox tower record is now officially 117cm:

Rockbox devcon 2011 tower 117cm

(Pictures in this post were all taken by Peter D’Hoye.)

4 Responses to “Rockbox bridge and tower”

  1. krazykit Says:

    where are the LED pigs?

  2. daniel Says:

    Come to think of it, I didn’t spot a single LED pig during the entire devcon this year. I can only conclude that we must now search for a new gimmick!

  3. Strife89 Says:

    Might I suggest LED hogs? ;P

  4. Jonas Says:

    NO! I OPPOSE THIS SEARCH FOR A NEW GIMMICK!