19 Jul '11, 4pm

Homemade Computer Crafted with Legos, Crunches Numbers for Medical Research #Gadgets via @jaymiheimbuch

Homemade Computer Crafted with Legos, Crunches Numbers for Medical Research #Gadgets via @jaymiheimbuch

We've written before about opportunities for helping out in scientific research by donating your computer during its down time . By downloading a simple program, you can allow researchers to access the computing power of your laptop or home PC and therefore speed up the time in which complicated computing can be completed. It basically turns a massive number of home PCs into a supercomputer of sorts. Well, Mike Schropp wanted to also contribute some PC computing power to IBM's World Community Grid project, but with some added punch. He decided his next tinkering project would be to build a PC that would be as energy efficient as possible, but still be a powerful resource for the WCG. Gizmag reports, "The final DIY PC consists of three complete systems working as one in a single box made of LEGO bricks. Schropp used three quad-core Intel Core i7 2600K CPUs, three Asus P8P67...

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