Learn About...

The tv remote control!!!

The invention...

A TV remote control an electronic device that changes the channels on your TV.

It was invented in 1950.

Who invented it???

Zenith Radio Corporation

Why did this product get invented??

To help Americans with changing the channel

How has it changed throughout the years?

The remote control went from being this big box to being slimmer and easier to fit in our hand.

How many versions came before the current model??

Thousands

3 Cool Facts

The first TV remote control was called Lazy Bones

Nikola Tesla descibed the first remote, built in 1893

The first wireless TV remote was built in 1955 made by Zenith engineer Eugene Polley