Tesla’s inventive spark: Celebrating the man behind AC current, Tesla coil, and that electric car

July 10, 2017 Tektronix Experts

Every time you fire up your computer or smartphone, turn on your TV or radio or start just about anything that runs on electricity, you can thank Nikola Tesla. Today is the 161st birthday of the genius behind the alternating current, the Tesla coil and the AC induction motor, which is the basis of that eponymous electric car (that doubtless would have pleased him).

Tesla invented or discovered many lifetimes worth of things. Here’s just the short list of inventions or discoveries that were credited to him:

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