New to the forums, really like what I have seen here.
Was wondering, has anyone attempted to build, and if so what has been your results, a Tesla Generator? This is something I have been looking into for a bit now, but most of the time you see people talking about success, they are trying to sell you something.
I have been sort of studying him for whil,fascinating man. Check out his autobiography on the guetenburg project which I may have misspelled, I'm on my phone. It's short and free as all the books on there are public domain now.
None of Tesla's thousands of devotees have ever been able to produce a working model of his miracle machine. There is a good magazine called the skeptical Inquirer which specializes in debunking scientific malarkey. They use peer-reviewed scientific methods rather than gatherings of geeky hero worshipers.
I'd love to see something break the laws of thermodynamics because they are a bitch, but don't think I ever will too many models for real world processes based on the three laws work for them to be invalid
dale hodgins wrote: None of Tesla's thousands of devotees have ever been able to produce a working model of his miracle machine. There is a good magazine called the skeptical Inquirer which specializes in debunking scientific malarkey. They use peer-reviewed scientific methods rather than gatherings of geeky hero worshipers.
I bet that if you could have told the scientists of a 100 years ago that you could carry a tiny black box in your pocket and no matter where you were you could talk to anyone else who had a similar tiny box in real time over immense distances with it and even send pictures of events happening, you would have been considered a candidate for a nuthouse and those same scientists could have gently explained how that simply wasn't possible.
It is difficult for anyone else to fully understand the work of creative genius or artists in the first place and when that's combined with a genius for a field which we still don't really fully understand ( I am told we understand all about the HOW of electricity but still not the WHY) it's no surprise that nobody has yet been able to duplicate what Tesla did.
One of the things which has given Tesla a lot of traction was the felt need to confiscate his papers..if they were nonsense then why bother? It would be a simple matter, if a person was to be inclined to conspiracy theories, to wonder if the papers which were returned had been altered or simply be missing a page here and there.. Even without such speculation, the thing seems to be that Tesla was considered to be able to do what he said he could do at the time..and what has been done once..can be done again.
Dale, most of the people who have tried have probably all subscribed to Hertz electrical theory, Tesla said that Hertz was almost completely wrong and made Tesla electrical theory. Tessa actually met up with Hertz for a weekend and attempted to show him why he was wrong. Hertz never admitted to being wrong, be did go into depression after that for the rest of his life. We have no record of what experiments they did, I think it's reasonable to believe the records are still with the other things being held.
Pam, the FBI admits to not having released all of the papers they, illegally, confiscated. Never heard about any alterations though.
Check out the Bedini motor. It is on my list of things to tinker and build. From all I hear it does take a bit of tinkering to get it tuned just right. Interestingly enough, it was featured on myth busters and they built it completely wrong missing key parts.