Greener Ideas: Recompute The Green Computer

Greener Ideas: Recompute The Green Computer

Range Govindan
Feb 3, 2009

I can't count the amount of computer related junk that I've had to throw out over the years. From old 486s to HDs that were just no longer useful. Now multiply this by a planet and you'll see that we create a lot of junk from our technology. If we would use a form of sustainable technology instead, things would be a lot greener. That's why we found this concept so interesting. It would turn your computer into some green.

The Recompute computer is part of the Greener Gadgets competition that's being run over at Core 77. Brenden Macaluso came up with this concept. He says that it makes an overall sustainable product that can be easily replicated. The case is made out of corrugated cardboard, which is recyclable, renewable and thankfully some versions are fire-proof. Recompute only uses three major electronic components: a motherboard with an integrated processor and memory, a power supply and a hard drive.

Recompute features 8 USB ports to enable users to customize their rigs. Recompute can also be easily completely recycled since the case is made out of cardboard, which can easily come apart without any tools. We think that this is a great idea. It's great to see that desktops could be potentially completely recycled thanks to something like this. [via Core77, images by Brenden Macaluso]

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