Think Frank Gehry meets Michael Dell! The Recompute Sustainable Desktop Computer submitted by Brenden Macaluso forgoes the typical injection-molded plastic housing in favor of a layup of corrugated cardboard die-cut slices. Here's the pitch:
Rather than making a large tower constructed from numerous materials (ABS plastic, aluminum, steel, etc.), hundreds of manufacturing processes, and dozens of individual components, the Recompute case is made of corrugated cardboard (recyclable and renewable). There are four low-impact manufacturing processes to assemble Recompute: Die cutting, gluing (with non-toxic white glue), printing and electronic assembly. Recompute uses only three major electronic components: A motherboard with processor & memory, power supply, and a hard drive.
Worried that it'll get too hot in there? Brenden's got a snappy answer for you: "The corrugation works as the ventilation for Recompute." Cleh-ver.
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