by: Madison Fink
What did he do?
With all of this he got some help when he caught the eye of George Westinghouse. What he had caught George Westinghouse’s attention with was a thing that was an AC-based invention, and AC stands for alternating current. It was in 1887 when he had caught George Westinghouse’s eye.
He was the maker of the invention the “tesla coil” as can bee seen by the name it is named after him, and these are still used today. It was during the year of 1899 in which Tesla performed his first experiment.
The photo below is a picture of Nikola Tesla sitting in his lab in Colorado Springs where he did all of his tesla coil testing.
With the invention of the tesla coil, this paved and lead the way for the technology used in wireless technology and radio technology.
When it came to the frequency of the tesla coil it was like he was creating fake lightning. With this, he said that the receiver he had was getting weird signals that he claimed were from other planets, and this caused there to be a big story over all of this and saying that he was communicating with life on Mars. It was later hypothesized though that he had interrupted someone signal while they were giving a demonstration with their technology, this was because the signal that the demonstrator gave off was the same of which Nikola said he had heard. This was in the year of 1899 when this had occurred.
The picture below is a picture of what one of the first radio's looked like.