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Student group spotlight: Nikola Tesla Patent Producers

Nikola Tesla was an inventor, a mechanical engineer, and an electrical engineer. His work and patents formed the foundation of alternating current (AC) electric power that we use today. He was a genius who created over 700 patents.

The Nikola Tesla Patent Producers (NTP^2) is a College of Science and Engineering student group dedicated to researching and building Nikola Tesla's patents and experiments. On Friday, December 10, this student group invited all CSE students and physics enthusiasts to help them build a Tesla Coil.

A Tesla coil is a type of resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla. It produces high voltage and high frequency alternating current electricity. Tesla used these coils in many of his experiments in electrical lighting, phosphorescence, electrotherapy, and the transmission of electrical energy without wires.

They can also be used to play music!

 

Joining a student group is a great way to get to know other students, build your resume, and have fun! See a list of all U of M student groups here.

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