Shared publicly  - 
 
Awesome VIDEO (1 min) — Solidly in the "...Because you CAN." category. =P
video — "Faraday Copter" (based on Nikola Tesla's concepts) - HD link:
W.W.T. 2012 - The Faraday Copter / Quadrotor vs. Tesla Coil - Part 2

Nikola Tesla Patent Database (+ full-text search)
http://www.teslauniverse.com/nikola-tesla-patents

Google Patents — "Nikola Tesla" issued patents link:
http://www.google.com/search?q=nikola+tesla&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=948&tbs=ptsdt:a,cdr:1,cd_max:1943,ptss:g,vw:g&tbm=pts&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=ZE6-T6zlAYnXsgaUhOXhDQ&ved=0CDYQpwUoAQ

How did I come across this? Funny you should ask...
I'm a curious guy and when I find something interesting, I dig deeper.

I read a Nikola Tesla patent for a fountain innovation because I wanted to see how he personally described the things he thought were patent-worthy.

PDF — Tesla's fountain patent, 1914
http://www.google.com/patents/US1113716.pdf
Google version:
http://www.google.com/patents/US1113716?printsec=abstract&dq=nikola+tesla#v=onepage&q=nikola%20tesla&f=false

Actually, let me backtrack, I got to that via this, slightly longer path...

"Google Searches on Nikola Tesla double thanks to a comic"
http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2012/05/24/the-oatmeal-effect-google-searches-on-inventor-nikola-tesla-double-thanks-to-a-comic/

Which I read and naturally, that made me curious about the comic in question...

The Oatmeal comic —
("Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived.")
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla

Which in the postscript led me to this interesting opinion page about Tesla (that inspired the comic's author to write that comic in the first place)...
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/tesla.html

That led me to Google's Patent search to find the ACTUAL PATENTS that Tesla wrote... (link at top)

So, I found the patents and read a very complex but interesting one, that I'm sure the "examiner" in 1898 must have been completely unable to understand at all ... But it was fascinating!

Nikola Tesla "Electrical-Circuit Controller" patent, 1898
http://www.google.com/patents/US611719?printsec=abstract&dq=nikola+tesla&ei=kk6-T7bNBdHOswa1uqnbDQ#v=onepage&q=nikola%20tesla&f=false

Then I wanted to see if I could find a simpler one, which led me to the fountain patent (link further above).

and then I wanted to "see it" so I Google'd it and got to this "Scientific American" article from back-in-the-day (1915):
http://www.teslauniverse.com/nikola-tesla-article-nikola-teslas-fountain

PDF of that "Scientific American" page from 1915
http://www.teslauniverse.com/pdf/articles/19150213-01.pdf

Then I took a look at that site's videos on YouTube (Tesla Universe) and found that awesome copter video. =)

It's nice to live in the "web era"!


P.S. The ORIGINAL spark that caused this long trail, was this "The Next Web" post on Google+ with the word "Impressive!" and a link ...
https://plus.google.com/u/0/115081025762845243709/posts/Z6a6PgefJJx

Impressive indeed. =)
1
4
Peter Terren's profile photo
 
I have been quiet with the Tesla coils mostly put away for winter. Sorting out the new shed and the website upgrade. ..and eating and communicating with family.
Add a comment...