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iShred: iPad Embedded Snowboard

Every Third Thursday the employees of Signal Snowboards get together to get creative with board design and materials, and generally hack on gear at the factory. Recently they laboriously toiled over one of the more creative snowboard designs I’ve seen: the iShred. Starting out with a CNC ABS top sheet and aluminum base, the crew went through multiple revisions before getting the right combination of parts and process in order to achieve the desired lighting effect. The final product houses an iPad that faces the snowboarder. An LED backlit Signal logo inset into the aluminum underside adds a unique finishing touch that will most definitely attract the attention of those who don’t notice the honking iPad on the other side.


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