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Brief Published: 30 May 2012

Computational Growth


Self-professed computer nerd and gadget-fiend Mike Schropp has created a bio-computer that synthesises technology and living matter – a hacker movement that’s known as Biomodd.

Making use of the excess heat that all computers generate, Schropp hacked together the components of several old computers to create a machine that also provides the perfect environment for germinating and growing wheatgrass.

If you think you’ve got the hacking gumption to build your own Biomodd, check out Schropp’s blog Totalgeek.com for a complete how-to guide. For more green-fingered growing initiatives, see Terraculture.

Mike Schropp