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The Unresolved Patents of Nikola Tesla: The Inventions That Tesla Did Not Protect

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The book “The Unresolved Patents of Nikola Tesla” is a logical successor to the work “ The Patents of Nikola Tesla - Towards the Definite Catalog ” by Snezana Sarboh M.Sc, published in 2006 by the Nikola Tesla Museum as two separate editions in Serbian and English. The publication's subtitle - Towards the Definite Catalog - clearly suggests the need for additional research of patent documentation, which would provide further insight into the lifetime's work of this ingenious scientist, engineer and inventor. This new edition is a result of comprehensive expert research carried out by patent... continue reading »

High-Voltage Photography

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High-voltage photography, also known as Kirlian photography or electro-photography, is a method of making photographic prints or visual observations of electrically conductive objects, using as a light source the luminous corona discharge which appears around such objects in a high-voltage, high-frequency electric field. Living organisms can be made luminous by this method. Tissue damage and electric shock hazard are minimized by the use of high frequencies and low currents, and by the careful design of experimental apparatus. High-voltage power supplies as used by N. Tesla (1891), and later... continue reading »

X-Ray Vision: Nikola Tesla On Roentgen Rays

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Nikola Tesla is best known for his work with electricity, but he was also interested in Roentgen rays, better known today as x-rays. Collected here are his eight essays on Roentgen rays. Fascinating stuff from one of history's sharpest minds. Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the 20th Century. Without Tesla's ground-breaking work we'd all be sitting in the dark without even a radio to listen to.

Tesla Turbine and other engines from Jeff Maier

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Nikola Tesla is best remembered as the inventor of the AC induction motor and the three-phase system of AC power generation and distribution that is universally used today. Tesla is also remembered for his experiments with high voltage and RF (radio frequency) apparatus; most people know what a Tesla coil is. Tesla also worked a lot with, and received many patents for, mechanical apparatus. One of these devices is the Tesla turbine. This machine has intrigued me ever since I first read about it, and I've wanted to build one for a long time. I was able to find material in biographies of Tesla... continue reading »

Build Your Own Tesla Turbine

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Build your own Tesla turbine using off the shelf parts. This book is produced because of the overwhelming demand for information on the Tesla turbine. Being a noted Tesla turbine builder, I have decided to produce a series of how-to-do-it-yourself books on the Tesla turbine. These books will be listed in degrees of difficulty. This first book will be easy enough for a child of 12 years old. I do suggest, and highly recommend that parents supervise their children when any power tools are used. Hope you enjoy this book. Forward When Jerry LaBine showed me his first turbine back in 1993, I... continue reading »

Building the Tesla Turbine

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Ten horsepower to the pound of weight! Who could make such a claim? None other than Nikola Tesla. He was referring to his latest invention, the flat disk turbine. The year was 1911. Did he deliver? You be the judge. Travel back in time and experience the excitement of the era by building your very own model Tesla Turbine. Read along as Tesla describes in his own words the principles and incredible capabilities of his turbine. Examine the original Turbine patent descriptions and drawings for yourself and gain an even greater perspective of this amazing invention. Also included in this book are... continue reading »

Electricity at High Pressures and Frequencies

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The trend of modern electrical work is in the direction of high potentials. It has been only a few years since a potential of 2,000 volts was considered unusually high, but at the present time we are using pressures as high as 110,000 volts, while that of 60,000 volts is not at all uncommon. This is largely due to the locating of power plants at great distances from the district of distribution, requiring consequently high-potential transmission. The author has also treated to a considerable extent of high-frequency currents, in order that the reader may not only have a clearer conception of... continue reading »

The Ultimate Tesla Coil Design and Construction Guide

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Mitch Tilbury's The Ultimate Tesla Coil Design and Construction Guide covers just about every and any facet of electrical engineering data ever put together in one package. If there is anything of importance to this topic that isn't covered, I certainly can't name it. The guide is written in chapters divided up into various segments pertaining to the design and construction of Tesla coils and resonant high frequency circuits. Each chapter is provided with a list of references where applicable. The chapters include superb drawings, sketches, and graphs to illustrate the points being discussed... continue reading »

The Tesla Coil Book: How They Work and How They Are Built

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Picture, if you will, a million volts of electrical energy dancing from the top of a cylindrical coil of wire. Sizzling and crackling, this awe-inspiring lightning-like display seems to boldly challenge nature, but is created with a device known as a Tesla coil. A deceptively simple device, the Tesla coil has long been a fascinating piece of electrical apparatus ever since its invention near the turn of the century. It can produce electrical discharges upwards of several million volts, second only to nature's own lightning. However, unlike nature, the Tesla coil creates a special type of... continue reading »

Tesla: The True Wireless

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Tesla wrote The True Wireless back in 1919 because he wanted to knock the prevailing orthodoxy of radio theory into a cocked hat. I am republishing the piece in 1998 because that orthodoxy still prevails and because I agree with Tesla that into a cocked hat is where this persistent and annoying body of dogma should be knocked. How does radio really work? What responsible scientific explanations can we propose for the mysteries of wireless? What are the true dynamics of propagation in as much as we can ever know them? Unfortunately, early on in the development of radio, explanations were... continue reading »