Man 3D prints a wirelessly power-driven desk lamp inspired by Tesla

It was more like a mission for engineer, David Choi, to 3D print something inspired by Nikola Tesla’s wireless power transmission something brilliant, a work of art.

Using his MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation, he originally started off by printing the base of the lamp, with just two indentations for coils, one spiraling out and the other adjoining it as a circle. He developed a vintage 25W Tesla light bulb and copper tubes, which were coiled into place.

The base lamp is in fact a receiver which sits on a table with a 6.5MHz transmitter beneath that resonates a tunable antennae on the lamp. There are in total only four coils and electricity is powered through magnetic coupling.

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Ironically Choi failed physics in high school, but never lost hope and majored it at Wesleyan University. He also studied electronic design in his dorm room and it was indeed there that he discovered the massive power of resonance. 

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