Battery-free Game Boy can be charged MILLIONS of times from the sun and ...

Battery-free Game Boy can be charged MILLIONS of times harvesting power from the sun and pressing of buttons A gaming console harvests energy from the sun and pressing of buttons Solar panels around the screen that traps small amounts of  energy from the sun Users can power the game console with moderate amounts of clicking The system does experience power interruptions for less than a second 

By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:28 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 18:50 BST, 4 September 2020

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A hand-held video game player that does not run on batteries is a scientific innovation, along with a parent's worst nightmare.

Scientists have developed a device that looks similar to the iconic Nintendo Game Boy console that harvests energy from the sun and user.

The player is designed with a capacitor, which is two medal plates inside that can be recharged 'millions of millions of times.'

The team developed a way to extract small amounts of energy from the sun and button presses that are held in the two medal plates.

There is also a system in place that allows the console to store energy while it is not in use - but researchers say there are times gameplay losses power.

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A hand-held video game player that does not run on batteries is a scientific innovation, along with a parent's worst nightmare. Scientists have developed a device that looks similar to the iconic Nintendo Game Boy console that harvests energy from the sun and user

A hand-held video game player that does not run on batteries is a scientific innovation, along with a parent's worst nightmare. Scientists have developed a device that looks similar to the iconic Nintendo Game Boy console that harvests energy from the sun and user

The system was developed by researchers at Northwestern University and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Northwestern's Josiah Hester, who co-led the research, said: '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.'

The gaming console is equivalent to the size and form of a

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