Gameboy was an experiment conducted during
Playshop. This was an attempt to power a gameboy
by harvesting voltage from lemons 9 lemon trees. We
designed a custom game: Count
Volta to live on the gameboy. Through this experiment,
we found that we would need 48,000 lemons to power our
gameboy, thus we demonstrated the wonders of powering
small devices and controlling video playback speed by
squeezing lemons. (see images)
left: front gameboy connected to series of lemon trees.
rt: back of gameboy with meyer lemon sticker.
Alessandro Volta an Italian physicist, known for his
pioneering work in electricity, invented the voltaic
battery in 1800. The voltaic pile was a forerunner of
the electric battery. The electrical unit known as the
volt was named in his honor.