The LawnPC

 - Oct 28, 2008   Updated: Apr 6 2011
Designer David Velkamp came up with this clever and eco-friendly computer concept called the LawnPC. Its design features natural cotton grass-like "blades" that are covered in printed solar cells. These solar cells provide about 60 watts per hour to the computer. The miniature lawn sits on top of the computer. Best of all, the solar cell blades are all biodegradable.

Implications - As society becomes more reliant on technology, living an eco-friendly lifestyle is becoming increasingly important. However, it's difficult to shut off our computers, so companies are finding ways to actually make our devices more green with cutting-edge products. While these eco-products may not be as powerful, they offer a stepping stone for inventors who are looking for ways to make today's technology more environmentally friendly.