This Battery-Free Game Boy Is the First Step Toward Ensuring Gaming Doesn’t Wreck the Planet

The eternal struggle with the original Game Boy was having a cache of batteries on Handheld consoles have evolved since then, but the battery problem still exists. However, researchers from Northwestern University and the Delft University of Technology have created a proof-of-concept “Game Boy” that doesn’t require batteries at all. Instead, it harvests energy from the sun and button-mashing.

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Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries also require intensive mining that pollutes local water sources, and it’s an unfortunate truth that most consumers do a poor job of recycling old gadgets. “Sustainable gaming will become a reality, and we made a major step in that direction—by getting rid of the battery completely,” TU Delft’s Przemyslaw Pawelczak, one of the co-leads on the project, said in a statement. “With our platform, we want to make a statement that it is possible to make a sustainable gaming system that brings fun and joy to the user. “We’re using capacitors, which are basically just two metal plates.

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