Green Pasta

September 7th, 2006 by Hugh

Here’s a green design idea that I don’t think even Exbiblio has considered yet (though I don’t know that for certain) – circuit boards made out of pasta and cases made out of corn. Both are wonderfully biodegradable, and if you feel peckish, you can eat your handheld device instead of throwing it away.

You can read more and watch a video report on the BBC’s website.

4 Responses to “Green Pasta”

  1. Spencer Bliven Says:

    Biodegradable electronics sound scary to me. I have a number of old Pentium IIs and IIIs sitting around in my garage. I would hate to pull one out in a few months only to find that the motherboard had started to rot and the case was beginning to fall apart. If this catches on, will we have to store electronics in the freezer like food to preserve them for long periods of time?

  2. Adam Says:

    Can you imagine tossing your old computer out in a field and waiting for the mice to “recycle” it?

    That would be cool…

  3. Ed Says:

    How funny. There are now corn-made water containers here in the US that you can compost if you wish. Just today I was suggesting to the hardware team we investigate making our device out of corn.

  4. Claes-Fredrik Mannby Says:

    Why not replace the silicon as well?

    Apparently spinach chlorophyll makes a nice substrate for computational logic.