• Mike Schropp Profile

    MIKE SCHROPP

    I'm a kid who never grew up, who finds the greatest rewards in solving the most difficult problems by finding unique and creative solutions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • THINGS I DO

    Lego Computers & Design

    LEGO COMPUTER DESIGN & BUILDING

    Combining my love of Lego and computers, I designed my first Lego Computer back in 2007. In the past decade I've designed numerous innovative new Lego Computer systems that have achieved wide acclaim.

     

    Hiigh power Lego Gaming Computers, Micro Lego expandable computer systems, along with servers and desktop systems, all built with real Lego. These systems offer significant improvements in cooling, performance, and sustainability over conventional systems, all with a unique Lego aesthetic

    Computer Design and Consulting

    DESIGN CONSULTATION

    From custom Lego based computers, to innovative new computer hardware designs, along with over a decade of racing engine component design and testing, I enjoy the challenge of solving a problem or finding a creative new solution to make something that didn't seem possible become a reality.

     

    Doing work for a variety of different companies such as Intel, Lego, IBM, GM, Ford, Fox Studios, and more I've had the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of fields.

    Race Engine Building and Design

    RACE ENGINE DESIGN & BUILDING

    Race engine design and building with numerous record breaking engines, and winners in a variety of racing classes including World Outlaw, SCCA T1 and T2, NMRA, Pikes Peak, Daytona Prototype, Standing Mile, SCORE Baja, ADRL Extreme, Sprint Cup and more

     

    Consultation and design for various engine programs with GM, Ford Mopar, BMW and more

    Custom Creations and Designs

    CUSTOM CREATIONS

    • Computer Systems
    • Lego Creations
    • Movie Props
    • Cosplay Props
    • Recycled Art
    • Electronic Designs
    • Show & Display Work
    • Prototyping
  • COLLABORATIONS

    GROUPS I'VE WORKED WITH

    Intel

    Computer Systems

    Intel

    Work with Intel providing custom computer systems builds for use in various shows, and stage presentations, as well as for Intel marketing. My systems have been on display at E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo, PAX, IDF, SXSW, GDC, Blizzcon, Computex, CES and more!

    Lego

    LEGO Computer Systems

    LEGO

    Design and build a wide variety of Lego based computer systems spanning over a decade, each with innovative and unique design elements, all surpassing conventional computer systems for cooling efficiency, performance and sustainability. Designs have achieved wide acclaim around the world and helped establish me as the foremost designer and builder of Lego based computer systems.

    IBM

    Computer Systems

    IBM

    Design and build unique, high power computer systems, for use on IBM's World Community Grid service with the goal of significantly increased output for the medical research work, alongside gaining publicity and marketing for World Community Grid through the systems being published on major tech websites around the world.

    Microsoft

    Computer Systems

    Microsoft

    Design and build custom computer system for use in show display, showcasing the endless configurations available for custom computer systems and creative design possibilities for the future of computing.

    Computer System Design

    ASUS

    Consult on the design of systems to be used in displays and for marketing at various computer, electronic and gaming trade shows.

    Kingston HyperX

    Computer System Design

    Kingston HyperX

    Build custom computer system using Kingston HyperX products for publicity and marketing

    Noctua

    Computer System Design

    Noctua

    Build custom computer system using Noctua products for publicity and marketing

    Corsair

    Computer System Design

    Corsair

    Build custom computer systems utilizing Corsair components for marketing and publicity.

    Pure Earth Blacksmith Institute

    Recycled Art Designs

    Pure Earth Blacksmith Institute

    Provide custom built recycled art designs for charity auctions to highlight the e-waste epidemic.

    Dresden Technical Collection Museum

    Bio Computer Design Exhibition

    Dresden Technical Collection Museum

    Bio computer system exhibited at the CoolX display at the Dresden Technical Museum, highlighting the fusion of biological and technological elements into a forward thinking approach to sustainability in the future.

    Ford Motor Company

    Engine Design Consultation

    Ford Motor Company

    Provide design and testing feedback on engine components and engine systems. Build and test engine's and analyze data to provide guidance on component and overall system designs.

    General Motors

    Engine Design Consultation

    General Motors

    Provide design and testing feedback on engine components and engine systems. Build and test engine's and analyze data to provide guidance on component and overall system designs.

    BMW

    Engine Design Consultation

    BMW Motor Group

    Provide design and testing feedback on engine components and engine systems.

    Mopar

    Engine Design Consultation

    Mopar

    Provide design and testing feedback on engine components and engine systems.

    Koenigsegg

    Engine Component Design Consultation

    Koenigsegg

    Provide engine components and consultation

    20th Century Fox

    Prop Design Commission

    20th Century Fox

    Provide props for use in movie productions

  • TESTIMONIALS

    WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

    Gizmodo

    Gizmodo

    "Mike Schropp has taken things to the limit: he’s built a computer that’s cooled by a wind tunnel."

    Ars Technica

    Ars Technica

    "This is probably the greatest custom PC build of all time"

    Kotaku

    Kotaku

    "Mike Schropp’s LEGO Gaming PC is a mechanical marvel."

    Engadget

    Engadget

    "Mike Schropp’s latest creation sure put a smile on our face."

    Extremetech

    ExtremeTech

    "The Lego Folding Farm is both fundamentally awesome and truly a beautiful sight to behold."

    PC GAMER

    PC Gamer

    "He’s created something that isn’t just novel, it’s packing some powerful components."

    Tech Crunch

    TechCrunch

    "The finished product is not only awesome looking, but also energy efficient... Schropp’s ‘folding farm’ contributes to humanitarian and medical research."

    Make Magazine

    Make

    "He's built a fully operational supercomputer thats not only awesome, but helps in the fight against diseases like Cancer and HIV."

    Treehugger

    Treehugger

    "Mike Schropp is onto a great idea that he could use to create computers that germinate seeds for gardeners."

    Engine Labs

    EngineLabs

    "Worlds highest horespower Ecoboost engine.... that can offer great drivability and reliability, coupled with incredible performance."

    LSX TV

    LSXTV

    "Incredible street-driven Corvette ... has become the first and only seven second IRS Corvette in the world."

    Ford NXT

    FORD NXT

    "High output and built to last... 600 hp at the crank puts the SHO squarely into the same category as some of the world’s most exclusive luxury sedans."

    Hot Rod

    Hot Rod

    "Installing new, stronger, and more precisely machined sleeves, allowing to squeeze 1,500 hp or more."

    Drag Zine

    Dragzine

    "This should be an exciting one of a kind build, and we’re looking forward to breaking some new ground in the realm of Coyote engine performance."

    Truck Trend

    Truck Trend

    "This pumped-up Raptor is putting down more than twice the power of a stock model."

    Stang TV

    StangTV

    "Monster power and torque... on the dyno that registered an astounding 1,006 rear wheel horsepower and 916 ft-lbs of rear wheel torque."

    Jalopnik

    Jalopnik

    "Highlighting the technical expertise: A relatively nondescript Mustang GT that hides an 800+hp monster."

    Road & Track

    Road & Track

    "The engine simply does not stop pulling. You run out of numbers on the dash before the car runs out of steam."

  • PROJECTS

    A SELECTION OF MY WORK

    Lego Computer Folding Farm

    Lego Folding Processing Farm

    2500 Lego Pieces - High Performance System

    A compact multi-system processing farm built with a completely custom Lego Case designed to donate it's processing power to medical researchers

    Wind Tunnel Computer

    Wind Tunnel Research Computer

    Processes 480 Hours of Research Every 24 Hours

    Custom built wind tunnel which is used to cool a high performance research computer system that processes medical research

    Lego Hypercube Server

    Lego Hypercube Server

    Only 8" Cube

    Small form factor custom Lego system which houses a highly efficient Xeon D based server system, that is used is a hypervisor for controlling numerous virtual machines.

    Bio Computer System

    Bio Computer System

    Computer + Micro Farm

    Computer system that houses a organic growing section within the case that uses waste heat from the computer system to increase growth rates and crop yields.

    Lego Gaming Computer

    Lego Gaming Computer

    Industry Leading Cooling Performance

    Completely new form factor computer system which allows for significant increases in cooling performance through various different innovate design approaches. 

    Computer Parts Robot

    Computer Parts Robot

    Bringing New Life to Discarded Parts

    Recycled computer parts utilized to create a robot to highlight the growing e-waste problem and bring attention to this issues and how it's negatively impacting our planet.

    Micro Lego Computer

    Micro Lego Computer

    Expandable PC System

    New form factor Micro scale desktop computer system that uses stack on "brick" modules just like real Lego (and is built with Lego) to offer a computer system that can be expanded.

    Lego Ceiling Build Area

    Lego Ceiling Build Area

    Lego Play Area for Adults

    Custom built Lego play area for adults making use of unused space that allows for Lego creative time without having to ever put anything away when done.

    Mini Lego Computer System

    Mini Lego Computer System

    Made of Over 800 Lego Pieces

    Full desktop computer system housed in a custom built Lego case with improved cooling efficiency over standard "box" computers, while offering customization and sustainability

    Custom Air Cooled Graphics Cooling

    Graphic Card Cooling System

    Watercooling Performance - Using Only Air Cooling

    Innovative new cooling system that uses a custom heatsink and tower cooler for offers better cooling/performance than any other air cooling (and some water) on the market

    Full Scale Buster Sword

    Full Size Buster Sword

    6 Foot Long 1:1 Scale Replica

    Full scale replica Buster Sword from the Final Fantasy video game series.

    Custom Modified Power Supply Cooling

    Custom Power Supply Cooling System

    40% Reduction in Temperatures

    Custom cooling system modifications utilizing revised fans and cooling paths allow for significantly improved cooling performance

    Ford Ecoboost Baja Race Engine

    Ford Ecoboost Race Engine

    Race Series Champion

    750 HP Twin Turbo Off Road Ecoboost Race Engine

    Lambo Gallardo Engine

    Lamborghini Gallardo Engine

    240 MPH Top Speed Car

    2000 HP Twin Turbo Lamborghini Race Engine

    Ford Coyote Racing Engine

    Ford Coyote Race Engine

    Road Race Champion

    725 HP NA Coyote Road Race Engine

    Dodge Viper Engine

    Dodge Viper Race Engine

    Standing Mile Champion

    2000 HP Twin Turbo Viper Race Engine

    Cobra Jet Coyote Engine

    Cobra Jet Coyote Race Engine

    NHRA Race Engine

    900 HP Cobra Jet Coyote Drag Race Engine

    GM LT4 Engine

    GM LT4 Race Engine

    1200 + HP

    Supercharged LT4 Drag Race Engine

    Ford Raptor Engine

    Ford Raptor Off Road Race Engine

    Off Road Unlimited Class Champion

    800 HP Twin Turbo Ford Raptor Race Engine

    LS9 Race Engine

    GM LS9 Race Engine

    Open Class Road Race Champion

    1000 HP LS9 Road Race Engine

  • EXHIBITIONS

    Shows & Events Where My Work Has Been Featured

    CES Consumer Electronic Show
    Computex Show
    PAX West Penny Arcade
    SXSW South by South West
    PAX South Penny Arcade
    Game Developers Conference
    IDF Intel Developer Forum
    Maker Faire
    Penguicon
    Gamescom
    PAX East Penny Arcade
    Taiwan Game Show
    Tokyo Game Show
    PAX Australia Penny Arcade
    The Ben Heck Show
    SEMA Show
    North American International Auto Show
    IT in the D Show
    Dresden Technical Collection
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