Nikola Tesla took a different approach to his inventions.
He demanded perfection, and often solved complex engineering
problems with very simple and elegant solutions. In his time he
was thought to be a sort of magician, besides an engineer, giving
wonderful shows of lighting and electricity and phenomenons of
Today as sort of technological late bloomers, we are now
using fluorescent light as a standard…whereas he introduced it
long ago. (See free pics at bottom of this post for a modern
The Magnifying Transmitter, Tesla’s Masterpiece
greatest invention would never be completed though. The
Magnifying Transmitter, standing about 187 feet tall, pictured in
this article, was meant to send energy invisibly through the air
without wires. Tesla claimed the entire globe could be powered by
this invention, and without loss of energy in transmission. For
more information on Nikola Tesla, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla.
Keeping it Free…
In line with Tesla’s Dream to keep
it free here are the free illustrations of his inventions as
well as a free 3d model of the Magnifying Transmitter tower that
was used to render them, and a link to the free open source
software Blender 3d to be able to open it!
3d Model (Blender 3d File) of the Magnifying
Transmitter: 3.13 Megabytes. Requires Blender 3d to use– download Blender 3d here.
Notes concerning model: When I
created this I had mostly visual references to work from. This
model is a good likeness of the tower, but not strictly
accurate. This is because accurate information regarding its
structure was not available besides a few loosely described
dimensions and some hard to judge photos. This is the first
time this model has ever been released to the public. PLEASE CREDIT Leo Blanchette and
ClipArtIllustration.com for your use of the model, and
I would love to see what you use it for!