Lego is probably one of the things that we find most enjoyable to talk about here on this blog, unfortunately its not easy to build every from Lego. Luke Andersen, a computer science major student from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, decided that he wanted to have something special for a PC, something with a wow geeky factor. So he made up his mind and first created the plans for his PC via a simple CAD program. Then he bought 1,238 Lego pieces (for a total of $140) to assemble his masterpiece as pictured, his design includes a removable panel which is pretty clever because he’ll always be backed up just in case he needed an upgrade. Another clever thing about using Lego to build his PC tower is that he can probably design places where he could easily take chunks of Lego out in the situation that the PC overheated.
And if he didn’t like the design, he could always smash it and rebuild a different design, that’s $140 well spent! Continue reading »
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This may not be exactly what you expect from the theme ‘Green Tech’, but hey why not? Have a look the pics below showing some very effective use of old PC hardware:
An old CD-rom drive becomes a salami cutting tool:
An old mouse becomes a toothbrush holder: