Wireless Electricity

By Gavriel Gavrilov & Alexander Zaltsman

” • • • • Born in Austro-Hungary (now Croatia) in 1856. was without doubt one of the greatest minds in the history of the human race. Tesla began working with Thomas Edison. television sets. . a pocket full of poems. Letting Tesla go wasn't the brightest thing Edison had up the patent rights to ever done. Tesla constructed his first induction motor in 1883 and immigrated to America in 1884 . Tesla invented the alternating-current generator that provides your light and electricity. and a wide range of other electronic equipment .George Westinghouse promptly snapped Tesla's alternating-current motors.The first mover and innovator Nikola Tesla (1856 . is used in radios. the eccentric . the transformer through which it is sent. The Tesla Coil. though . and even the high voltage coil of your picture tube.arriving in New York with worldly goods totaling four cents.genius known as the ‘wild man of electronics’.and unbelievably under-rated .1943) “Nikola Tesla. in fact. and the DC motors installed in German and Irish trains only a few years before. and a head full of strange dreams. but the two men were worlds apart in both their science and cultures (the fact that Tesla's alternating-current concept posed a direct threat to sales of Edison's direct-current devices probably didn't help) and they soon went their separate ways. rendered obsolete.invented in 1891. no-one's ever come up with anything better. The buy-out triggered a power struggle which eventually saw Edison's direct-current systems relegated to second place. carefully worked calculations for a flying machine. dynamos. and transformers.

But thanks to a group of MIT scientists. Imagine a day when your laptop. MP3 or player are constantly charged by power sent through the air via an electromagnetic field. Demonstrating the ability to power a 60watt light bulb from a power source seven feet away without wires might not seem like the most impressive of feats.The forgotten invention is reborn in 2007 The idea of wireless electricity has been around since the early days of the Tesla coil. "WiTricity" (as these scientists call it) is now one step closer to practical reality. but the technology behind it has massive implications for how we live our techfilled. power-hungry lives. .

use their Wi Fi for free and get a quick charge for your cell phone all without buying a “venti white chocolate mocha” for $4. .00 plus tax.How it would look and work in your office or bedroom + = A Starbucks where you can use the restroom for free.

SPLASHPOWER. personal digital assistants. Their system works through electromagnetic induction.COM Splashpower Ltd. rechargeable devices equipped with a small Splash Module are placed upon a mouse pad-sized SplashPad and have their batteries recharged at a normal rate. According to the company's claims.(Wikipedia) .WWW. mp3 players and cameras. It has been attempting to develop technology for wireless charging of portable devices such as mobile phones. adding a free positioning induction loop (at the “SplashPad") to the conventional fix induction loop at the wall plug (used to shift between AC and DC currents). is a United Kingdom-based company founded in June 2001.

.Pros • Significant decluttering of office space •No need for meter rooms and electrical closets. Simply place the lamp where ever you need it. someone can be using your internet or your power. So no overheating occurs because of different voltages. •Reduction of e-waste by eliminating the need for power cords •Need more light in your office. no need for electrician. Wi Fi. •Retrofitting old equipment or purchasing new equipment could become a very expensive endeavor •possibility of “energy theft”. Cons •Need for standardization and adaptation.

Incremental or Disruptive • We believe wireless electricity incremental because it was innovated at the end of the 1800’s and only last year it was improved to a new technology. Therefore charging will become universal. • We can also say that it may become disruptive because if a strong enough product is developed it will wipe out the demand for chargers. What it will replace • Batteries • Cords .

com/watch?v=tyOd9clpdcw • Short biography on Nikola Tesla • http://youtube.• How it works http://youtube.com/watch?v=gt8Y93k0pB0&f eature=related .

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