DIY Electronics with Mycelium



2019 – Eldy S. Lazaro Vasquez and Katia Vega. 2019. From plastic to biomaterials: prototyping DIY electronics with mycelium. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (UbiComp/ISWC ’19 Adjunct). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 308-311. DOI:


Figure 1: (a) CNC carving and Laser engraving tests. (b) Mycelium for embedding electronics. (c) Mycelium as a enclosure for electronics (Arduino UNO and Circuit Playground)
(d) Mycelium as an electronic component (Bio-breadboard).


2 Replies to “DIY Electronics with Mycelium”

  1. Hahaha cool! We tried the same type of thing at the same time. Graduating next week with my Bachelors. Senior thesis was an art piece that involved embedding circuitry within mycelium composite. Had no idea about your project until now. Love the breadboard. Down to talk!


    1. Hi Avi, sure! I will be happy to talk to you and exchange some experiences, challenges and knowledge about embedding electronics in bio-based materials!

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