Solar powered Game Boy dispenses batteries

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    Researchers at Northwestern University and Delft University of Technology developed a handheld video game console, based on the Game Boy, originally launched in 1989. The difference is that the legitimate Game Boy was powered by four AA batteries, while Engage, as the new console was christened, it is powered by solar energy.

    Sustainable and still “prevents addiction to electronic games”
    In theory, Engage can run any game created for the original Game Boy, and it even accepts the same cartridges as the console that inspired it. However, it has clear limitations.

    For a start, the liquid crystal display is very small, and its solar panels are able to keep it up and running for just a few seconds. This could help its users not to become addicted to electronic games, but it doesn’t seem like a feature to be celebrated. Since energy is a major factor in the device, it is also unable to emit sounds.


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