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Ukrainian students make Steve Jobs's portrait from computer keyboard keys

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 01:09

Ukrainian IT students dismantled more then 100 keyboards to create portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs from keyboard keys. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

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It's not your usual piece of art. In Ukraine students from a private IT Academy have spent three months creating a portrait of Apple's founder Steve Jobs from computer keys. Despite being happy with the results, the students that took part in the project say it was a very time-consuming process. SOUNDBITE IT Student Ivan Kuchugura: "When I started, I spent around three hours to glue two lines of keys. I burnt my fingers. It was hot glue. I had to take breaks to rest because I had pain in my back. It was very difficult." The team spent hours searching for the best keys to portray Jobs' face as accurately as possible. Three words were also encrypted into the quirky protrait - Apple, Steve Jobs and iPhone. SOUNDBITE IT Academy Director Igor Smagly: "We run out of keyboards. We planned to use all keyboards we had at the academy. But when we made more than half of a portrait, we realised that our calculations were wrong. Students brought their old keyboards from home and we used our new ones." Apple were impressed by the piece after seeing it on Facebook - and the academy have decided to donate it to the corporation.

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Ukrainian students make Steve Jobs's portrait from computer keyboard keys

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 01:09