A YouTuber Tested Nikola Tesla's Turbine Design. To Power a 120-Year-Old Generator?
It's never too late.
The Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla had many astonishing ideas when it comes to lighting the world up through different inventions. While he's probably best known for the Tesla coil, which was also widely used for early electronics, the Tesla turbine couldn't manage to make the best name for itself. And today, the turbine is not used due to the fact that it's not considered effective.
However, a man from the YouTube channel MrTeslonian wanted to make use of the Tesla turbine to light up a 110-volt bulb, and set up a quick mechanism including a 120-year-old generator based on Tesla's original design, and a voltmeter.
As the bladeless turbine spins, the voltmeter measures almost 80 volts while the bulb runs, and then the value decreases gradually as the airline is pushed down. Make sure to watch the video above to see how the rest of the experiment goes. Enjoy!