Video Gaming Via Clean Energy Power

What if kids who wanted to play portable video games had to generate their own power? That’s the idea behind the AEMU Ecotoy concept, which gives kids a variety of ways to generate juice for their game–all of which, conveniently enough, require them to get outdoors and/or physically active.

Go play outdoors in the sun! Your Ecotoy comes with a built-in solar panel, so when the sun’s shining, it’s game on. No excuse if clouds fill the sky, either, as the toy features a wind turbine-driven generator, too. (If all else fails, kids can also roll this device behind on the sidewalk, like a suitcase.)

AEMU Ecotoy

image via Yanko Design/Albert Llort

Yanko Design reports that the gaming interface makes use of evolving personalized profiles suited to the individual child that are designed to promote not only a fun electronic gaming, but an eco-educational experience.

The AEMU Ecotoy is the brainchild of Barcelona-based designer Albert Llort, who envisions the device as suitable for either individual or group play.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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