Thursday, 29 December 2011



After doing reseach and initail ideas into adding and adjusting the grippable area on a laptop, i have come to the conclusion of changing the whole body material of a laptop into an unusual material which is not expected to be used in the manufacture of a laptop. This material being eco-cradle which ia currently used as a packaging material and is taking over polystyrene as the new form of packaging.

How It Works

How It’s
Made Grown
We actually grow EcoCradle using mycelium, a fungal network of threadlike cells. This mycelium grows around agricultural by-products like buckwheat husks, oat hulls, or cotton burrs to any shape we make. In 5 – 7 days, in the dark, with no watering, and no petrochemical inputs, the mycelium envelops the by-products, binding them into a strong and beautiful packaging part. Inside every cubic inch of EcoCradle, there’s a matrix of 8 miles of tiny mycelial fibers! At the end of the process, we treat EcoCradle with heat to stop the growth so there will never be any spores.


If we combine these two things, i beleive it would create not only an effective and a very nice product but it will be environmentally friendly and also cheap to manufacture the laptop, i would have to look into the density of the material and see whether i could make it more sturdy/strong and durable.

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