As part of the Year of The Arts initiative at Dartmouth College, The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth recently co-commissioned the new opera "Tesla in New York." This weekend was the first time music from the opera-in-progress was performed. To inaugurate the performance, the Hopkins Center and Dartmouth's school of engineering organized a panel discussion involving Dartmouth Associate Professor of Engineering Charles Sullivan; David Perreault, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering; and Bernard Carlson, UVA Department of History, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age. The discussion was followed by a tech fair with demonstrations showcasing Nikola Tesla's inventions and legacy.
oneTesla was invited to the tech fair at Thayer School of Engineering, and our demo was a smashing success. (See an article about the tech fair in The Dartmouth.) There were several other Tesla coils on display, as well as some demonstrations explaining AC vs. DC and the concept of wireless power transfer. Since we brought a keyboard and our setup was interactive, we attracted quite a significant crowd around our table!