This massive tower stood over 180 feet high and was meant to transmit energy to other recieving towers via wireless transmission. Nikola Tesla achieved this through smaller experiments, and created this tower to bring his creation to a global level. Sadly, “free energy” did not match the vision of his investors, so the project was shut down. Due to people frequently stealing his ideas, Nikola Tesla never fully explained how this phenomenon worked, leaving modern scientists either baffled or skeptical at the idea.
In harmony with Tesla’s dream to “Keep it free”, these images are free for your use, please enjoy!
Wardenclyffe Tower 3d Visualization, Upcoming JesterArts Illustrations.
Tesla: Man Out of Time
Would you like to read an inspiring, powerful, and yet sad story? Read Man out of Time, by Margaret Cheney. Nikola Tesla was different from other inventors of his day or prior in many ways. He is credited for pioneering the concept of alternating current, creating the alternating current motor, plus a few other concepts that literally drive industry today.
But who has ever heard of the wireless transmission of electrical energy? He had hoped to accomplish this through his concept of the "magnifying transmitter". This was his greatest dream, of which all of his work was leading up to. It would be a clean, efficient, and elegant way to provide communications services and energy to the entire globe without power lines or environmentally destructive methods of any sort. It seems like a thing of the future, and yet it was on the verge of becoming a reality as far back as 1903.
The Wardenclyffe Tower which was to house the magnifying transmitter was near completion and then shut down when investors realized a disturbing fact concerning this invention: Who can profit from supplying free energy? A new type of technological society was at its birth in those days. Industry much the same as our present day was powered not by electricity, but money. So many of Tesla's inventions and endeavors were really just stepping stones to this grand invention which he would never complete due to economic reasons. He did not see this as a defeat. He stated: "The present is theirs ; the future, for which I really work , is mine."
Photo example below of the almost completed Wardenclyffe Tower:
So this project, a realistic 3d depiction of the Wardenclyffe tower, has been on my to-do list for a long time. I'll be using the free open source software Blender 3d to create it, and the resulting illustrations will be free to use keeping in stride with the purpose behind the invention itself: Keeping it FREE.
I'll be giving attention to all of the important details and will be making special efforts not to stray from accuracy. I will also do various renditions of the same model to serve educators and enthusiasts alike for any purpose they find. It will be free, and no, its not a marketing ploy. Keep checking back for updates.
NOTE: I am looking for qualified volunteers to help with layouts for the tower itself. See this thread:
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!