This game boy is the first battery-free device that generated energy from user actions. The scientists at Holland’s Delft University of Technology and Northwestern University are designing the classic 8-bit Nintendo Game Boy with a makeover by building the console with button pressing energy and a solar panel on the display screen.
The Game Boy which was released in 1989 was originally designed to be powered by AA batteries, however, it upgraded to a rechargeable device battery.
Computers and laptops that are specifically designed for games are the most robust and high-tech computers available, but also consume a high level of energy.
The “green Game Boy” is a proof-of-concept project that shows the effectiveness of different kinds of battery-alternatives and also gives the opportunity to generate energy from interacting with the system.
It’s the first battery-free interactive device that harvests energy from user actions. When you press a button, the device converts that energy into something that powers your gaming.Northwestern’s Josiah Hester
Gamers who are quite familiar with these kinds of themes will understand that the green Game boy is vulnerable due to the infancy of Hester’s team’s technology. A new method of allowing quick restoration and storing the system state in a non-volatile memory was developed by the scientists.