Schropp said of his creation: “I can’t exactly recall when the idea came to me, but at some point I started wanting to use the heat from a computer as a way to warm the soil and help with germination/growth. I’m about as far from a botanist as it comes, I did some reading online and became pretty interested in the effects of soil temperature on germination/growth. I read different studies and papers from various universities. It was not too long into that process that I became hooked on the idea of using computer heat as a way to control the soil temperature of some sort of living plant life. Schropp essentially hollowed out a computer tower and used a variety of pieces to create a bespoke system. Once the computer parts were found, a section was needed to grow plants in. “I had originally envisioned the grass growing out of the top of the computer case,” Schropp said. “This seemed like it would provide a good blend between the hard edges of the computer and the soft feel of the grass.