Recent news on the topic of environmentally friendly electronics informs us that greenhead and specialist Robbie Tilton succeeded in developing a keyboard made from wood and moss.
Apparently, what sparked his interest in this green-oriented project was the fact that your run-off-the-mill electronics are rather boring as far as tactile experiences are concerned.
As opposed to mainstream materials such as plastic, glass or metal, moss and wood promise to delight the tip of one's fingers while your average Joe and Jane is busy typing.
In order to manufacture this keyboard, Robbie Tilton used two sheets of wood that were turned into the keyboard's body, and all the requited electronic components were added later on.
For the time being, the keyboard is not available for sale, but here's hoping.
“What if our technology lived and breathed? If it required us to water it at night in order to allow it to bloom? If it were both visually and tactilely stimulating would user interactions change and would their relationship toward the object change?” Robbie Tilton commented
with respect to this project.