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.
High 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
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.
Technology Director for a SMB/SME organization.
Development of infrastructure to support the business needs of rapidly developing organizations. Direct Technology groups
Security & Compliance
Agile Project Management
Show & Display Work
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
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
"Mike Schropp has taken things to the limit: he’s built a computer that’s cooled by a wind tunnel."
"This is probably the greatest custom PC build of all time"
"Mike Schropp’s LEGO Gaming PC is a mechanical marvel."
"Mike Schropp’s latest creation sure put a smile on our face."
"The Lego Folding Farm is both fundamentally awesome and truly a beautiful sight to behold."
"He’s created something that isn’t just novel, it’s packing some powerful components."
"The finished product is not only awesome looking, but also energy efficient... Schropp’s ‘folding farm’ contributes to humanitarian and medical research."
"When it comes to building Lego computers, Mike Schropp is the guy to call.. Congratulations to Mike on yet another outstanding Lego creation"
"He's built a fully operational supercomputer thats not only awesome, but helps in the fight against diseases like Cancer and HIV."
"Having a modular, custom built case would be a dream for any DIY-er, which is probably why Mike Schropp decided to build his own server-class case out of Lego."
"Mike Schropp is onto a great idea that he could use to create computers that germinate seeds for gardeners."
"Between its sleek external appearance and the technical virtuosity accomplished inside — not to mention that it’s a gaming PC largely made out of Lego — this is one of the more remarkable builds you’re likely to see anywhere."
"Worlds highest horespower Ecoboost engine.... that can offer great drivability and reliability, coupled with incredible performance."
"Incredible street-driven Corvette ... has become the first and only seven second IRS Corvette in the world."
"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."
"Installing new, stronger, and more precisely machined sleeves, allowing to squeeze 1,500 hp or more."
"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."
"This pumped-up Raptor is putting down more than twice the power of a stock model."
"Monster power and torque... on the dyno that registered an astounding 1,006 rear wheel horsepower and 916 ft-lbs of rear wheel torque."
"Highlighting the technical expertise: A relatively nondescript Mustang GT that hides an 800+hp monster."
A SELECTION OF MY WORK
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 research
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 Size Buster Sword
6 Foot Long 1:1 Scale Replica
Full scale replica Buster Sword from the Final Fantasy video game series.
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
Data Engagement Model
Enterprise Data Management System
Innovative visual model maps out all elements of data engagement in both macro and micro detail
Technology Project Roadmap
Strategic Vision Planning System
High level roadmap visually maps out projects to create a strategic technology vision over multiple years
Dynamic Enterprise Resource Planning System
Flexible ERP system designed to scale dynamically around organizational business technology needs
Cognitive Workflow Strategy
High-Performance Time Management System
Workflow model structures cognitive capacity into high yield bracketed work sessions
Technology Vision Mapping
Technology - Programming Mapping
Multi-layered process mapping weaves organizational programming and technology into flexible vision maps
Business Technology Retreat
Strategic Technology Seminar
Interactive guided exploration discovers organizational business needs and technological solutions