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.)
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.