Engineers create a game console powered by keystrokes and light
The upgraded handheld game console can only run on kinetic and solar power indefinitely without a battery.
While the companies are re-releasing their iconic games, researchers at Northwestern University have decided to refine the design of one of the first handheld Nintendo Game Boy devices.
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The updated console looks almost identical to the original except for a set of small solar panels on the front. In addition, scientists have connected buttons to capacitors that can not only accumulate but also generate electricity from user actions. The combination of these two additional systems is sufficient for stable operation of the device without additional power supplies.
According to the developers, on such a console you can run any old-school game without worrying about changing batteries or charging the battery. Although this invention may seem like a nightmare for parents, but when creating it, the researchers pursued purely scientific goals. The team argues that such devices are not only more efficient, but can also form the basis for the development of gadgets for space travel.
Engineers create devices that convert ambient energy and for more practical purposes. For example, last year Peugeot designed a billboard that generates electricity from ambient noise.
, photo and video: Northwestern University