igglu – Sustainable Modular Computer
‘igglu’ is a conceptual computer system and a service which functions together to deliver the users with a sustainable personal computing experience. Designed to maximize energy and resource efficiency, the system is composed of two key components; the PC and the pedal generator.
The PC is a sustainable modular unit which has been designed to last long and to reduce and control material use and disposal. The custom casing of the unit sports color-coded, hot swappable modules for hard drives, graphic cards, PCI devices and RAM. The intention of this approach is to expand the lifespan of the main unit while making upgrading, customizing and recycling much easier. Moreover, the main unit takes the advantage of passive cooling mechanism in order to make the PC free of a fan, noise and dust.
The pedal generator is a separate unit which was designed in conjunction with the PC. The key function of the unit is to reduce the power consumption of the main unit/PC; however you can use it with other electrical appliances of your house as well. The more you pedal, the more electricity is saved. Since the generator wirelessly connects with the PC, users can simply view the stats on how much energy they are saving.
As services, igglu allows users to find out the latest upgrades for their individual systems through an online account. Moreover, you can trade used modules with the service and allows those units to be used in their budget service or processed for recycling.
Designer – Rob Mansfield www.component7.admofficesupplies.co.uk (Thank You Rob!)
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