Meet Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of all time. Tesla was born in Smiljan, a small village in Croatia. He studied all over Europe and decided to make his career in the US. And what a career it was! By making alternating current - AC - possible to use, Tesla electrified the world! He also discovered remote control, built the Tesla coil, the induction motor, and had a lot to do with inventing the radio, telephone, x-rays and many other things. Over 300 patents were done by Tesla. Tesla’s biggest competitor was Thomas Edison, the American inventor and businessman, who invented the direct current - DC. Tesla and Edison both wanted to prove that their way of using electricity was better and safer. The Battle of Currents began! At one point Edison used Tesla’s invention - the AC - to electrocute a fully grown elephant - just to prove that it was too dangerous to use. But Edison was wrong, today every household is supplied by AC.
Tesla’s biggest wish was to bring free wireless energy to every person in the world. He proved that it could be done by transferring energy through air and soil. Although he was way ahead of his time - today his ideas make everyday life possible. Every gadget you own - laptops, mobile phones, WiFi or radio can be traced back to Nikola Tesla - the Genius!