The Legend Of The Tesla Generator And The Tesla Motor
As a student Tesla he was constantly amazing his friends and professors with incredible mental feats. When he first set eyes on an early model of a Gramme motor he thought it clumsy by design since it was spewing sparks all over as the handle was turn
It was constantly at the back of his mind and he was desperately searching for a method to create a more efficient and effective and just better alternating current system.
Legend has it that the answer came to him in a moment of intense acuteness of the senses. His father had passed away not long ago and Tesla became ill again. Tesla wrote about the symptoms that he was experiencing at the time of his revelation. His heart was racing at around 250 beats a minute, he was twitching and trembling and his senses became so heightened and enhanced that the sound of a fly landing nearby or the clock ticking in the other room caused him agony.
It was during this time that he had a vision. Tesla was walking with a friend in a park in Budapest and they stopped to watch the sunset. Tesla was quoting lines from Goethe’s Faust about the setting sun and he conceived the notion of rotating magnetic fields arranged in circular patterns. Using magnetic energy to generate electrical currents. At the time Tesla stopped and drew a sketch of his device in the dust for his friend to see and understand. This sketch was in fact very similar to the drawings that Tesla used when applying for a patent for his induction motor and Tesla Generator.
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