This planter isnâ€™t just made from parts of an old computer. This planter also operates as a fully functional computer. Mike Schropp, a techie blogger from Total Geekdom, decided he needed to add a little bit of greenery in his basement to balance out his assortment of tech projects. So, instead of just buying a plant, he decided to experiment a little. He used heat generated from a computer and measured its effect on wheatgrass growth. He used a computer and acrylic plexiglass to create this combination of nature and technology for $10.