Tesla Turbine and other engines from Jeff Maier

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Nikola Tesla is best remembered as the inventor of the AC induction motor and the three-phase system of AC power generation and distribution that is universally used today. Tesla is also remembered for his experiments with high voltage and RF (radio frequency) apparatus; most people know what a Tesla coil is. Tesla also worked a lot with, and received many patents for, mechanical apparatus. One of these devices is the Tesla turbine. This machine has intrigued me ever since I first read about it, and I've wanted to build one for a long time. I was able to find material in biographies of Tesla... continue reading »