10. The Tesla Coil
9. The Magnifying Transmitter
8. The Tesla Turbine
The piston engine in the automobile industry made Tesla realize that there is room for change in the design and he thought he can create a better version and so he designed the Tesla Turbine that made use of combustion for rotating discs. If you want to know how fuel efficient his engine was it was at 60% and currently, the cars we drive are around is 42% fuel efficient.
7. The Shadowgraph
A man called Rontgen is famous for creating the world’s first x-ray film known as the shadowgraph. However, Tesla claimed he had created this before Rontgen but unfortunately did not have the evidence to prove this as he had lost a lot of his work in a lab fire. What he did do however was take Rontgen’s shadowgraph and dramatically improved the design becoming one of the clearest x-rays ever.
6. The Radio
Tesla was working on a Radio before his lab was destroyed and was planning on sending a signal 50 miles away. Right before he could rebuild the lab equipment and the radio, the idea had already become patented by an Italian man in England. If Tesla had secured the patent first, his radio would have been much more powerful.
5. The Neon Lamp
Tesla did not invent the neon light or fluorescent light itself but did improve it creating the first neon sign which was presented at the 1893 Chicago world’s fair where he gave a demonstration of his neon light signs! He is great at finding opportunities where further developments in designs can be created and based on existing designs he managed to create four different types of lighting.
4. The Niagara Falls Transformer House
3. The Induction Motor
2. The Radio Controlled Boat
The teleautomation was a fun and creative invention created by Tesla, however, he failed the patents because the patent office did not believe such as device would work which is when he provided a successful demonstration at the 1898 electrical exhibition. If it weren’t for Tesla then there would not be drones in the way they are today and he provided the roots to Radio Controlled devices.
1. The Alternating Current
Without a doubt, the biggest impact Tesla made on the world was AC power which he did not even but made it accessible to many people and to be used a lot easier. Because Tesla had provided lighting at the Chicago world’s fair, Westinghouse had decided to purchase Tesla’s patents. In Tesla’s early career he was working for Edison whose company had developed DC and that’s when Tesla developed his advancements in AC.