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Transcript of Nikola Tesla
Impact on the World
Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla contributed to the development of the alternating-current electrical system that's widely used today and discovered the rotating magnetic field.
Without the Tesla Coil, radio transmitting devices such as cellphones, pagers, fax machines, even sending one small email or text message would not be possible without the technology that he developed
Nikola Tesla is the father of high frequency, high voltage electricity which is used today in radio and other communication devices. He is referred to "The Genius that Lit Up the World" or "The Master of Lightning" due to his acheviements in electricity
Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla was born in July of 1856, in what is now Croatia. He came to the United States in 1884 .
His 1891 invention, the "Tesla coil" is still used in radio technology today. Tesla died in New York City on January 7, 1943.
What We Learned
By: Jeanae Escobar and Haja Jalloh
"I do not regret that others stole my idea, rather than why they do not have ideas of their own"
Nikola Tesla was born July 10, 1856 in what is known Smiljan, Croatia
His parents were Djuka Mandic who was his mother and was an inventor of house hold appliances in which Nikola got all his skills and motivation for invention and Milutin Tesla who was a priest and a writer and made Nikola Tesla join the priest hood
Studied at Realschule, Karlstadt
His Fame and his Revolutionary Inventions
Tesla only came to America with few belongings and an invitation to work with Thomas Edison to improve his inventions
They separated eventually because they were very different (These opposites DON'T attract)
Aside from patenting almost 700 inventions, his most famous and most life changing invention was the Tesla Coil. Invented in 1891, the Tesla Coil is an air-core resonating transformer became the forerunner of the radio-frequency coil and allowed the "Radio Age" to take one of it's first formative steps.
Another famous invention is the AC Adapter. It's purpose was to take alternating currents in a wall outlet and turn in into usable energy...In other words: the base of a charger!
Other influential inventions he designed but was mostly not patented until later by other inventors are the radio, remote control vehicles, radar, x-ray photographs, fluorescent and neon lighting, the spark plug, bladeless turbines, electric cars, wireless communication, and missile defense systems
Having become obsessed with the wireless transmission of energy, around 1900 Nikola set to work on his boldest project yet.
He built a global, wireless communication system to be transmitted through a large electrical tower for sharing information and providing free electricity throughout the world.
Death and Legacy
After a nervous breakdown, Tesla became a consultant and maniac pigeon lover
His brilliant ideas slowly became ridiculous fantasies
He was crazy enough to claim that he could make a "death beam"
Tesla peacefully died at the age of 86 in New York City January 7, 1943
Tesla was inducted into the Inventor's Hall of Fame in 1975
Tesla's Electric Motor is one of the ten greatest inventions of all times.
This year, Nikola turns 159 as of July 10, 2015
Tesla could speak 8 languages
He "shook the poop out of Mark Twain"
Tesla was driven crazy by pearls, and not in the good way...
After Nikola died, his scientific papers, including the blueprints to the alleged "Death Beam" disappeared...
He had a photographic memory and a fear of germs
He was born during a lightning storm!
He invented the Wardenclyffe years
Tesla won many awards
The induction motor
Thank You for your hospitality
In 1994, a street sign identifying "Nikola Tesla Corner" was installed near the site of his former New York City laboratory, at the intersection of 40th Street and 6th Avenue.
A modern day take on Tesla's original AC Adapter
The Tesla Coil in Action!
Tesla with his patented "Tesla Bulb" or the first florescent light
Tesla ashes were placed in a golden sphere on display in the Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia.
One of the original Tesla Electric Motors from 1888 which is today the main power of for industry and household appliances.
Famous Mr. Tesla...
Tesla has appeared AND starred in many movies, TV shows and games such as...
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
I learned how to turn on a light bulb with 2 wires and 2 batteries and even though it is not much like Tesla it relates to electricity and magnetic fields and how to keep the electricity following by not disconnecting one of the border
What I learned is that no matter how crazy people call you and how controversal your ideas might be, let it slide like water off a duck's back and shoot for the stars!
Here is a short summary what we covered!