In a nutshell

posted Apr 28, 2009, 10:38 PM by Diego S. Maranan   [ updated Apr 29, 2009, 12:03 AM ]

The first version: Biomodd [ATH1]
(Built in Athens, Ohio, USA in 2007-2008)

  • Computers and plants are put inside transparent case
  • Computers are overclocked to speed up performance (but they also become hot)
  • Plants thrive on the excess heat
  • Overheated computer components are cooled using algae flowing through tubes 
  • Algae becomes too hot, so an aquarium full of fish is used to cool down the algae
  • The water from the aquarium is used to water plants inside the case
  • The computers are running an open source, multiplayer computer game that has been modified to reflect the plant ecosystem in the case

The second version: Biomodd [LBA2]
(Being built in Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines in 2009)

Similar but also very different to the Ohio version. This is what we're now working on! See the initial design specs