City of Gospic, driven by the desire to preserve the character and work of Nikola Tesla to mark the 150th anniversary of birth of Nikola Tesla, on July 10 at Smiljan was officially opened Memorial “Nikola Tesla” in 2006.
Memorial officially opened by Croatian President, Croatian Prime Minister and President of the Croatian Parliament and is also attended by many foreign politicians.
Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre is made up of pre-existing and newly constructed buildings. Before the existing facilities are: Birthplace of Nikola Tesla, the church of St. Apostles Peter and Paul, a farmhouse (barn) stone monuments and benches from architect Zdenko Kolacija.
Newly built facilities are: a porch, a test station. multimedia center with accompanying playground for children, a monument to Nikola Tesla authors Mile Blazevic, outdoor auditorium, Tesla Turbine and bridge or platform.
The multimedia exhibition is set in Tesla’s birth house and it was the first such project or access to view the life of a scientist in Croatia. The ground floor is devoted to a historical overview of Tesla’s life, where is the chronological and transparent way visitors on bar of his life in relation to the simultaneous world events, photographs, written documents, quotations from Tesla’s autobiography “My Inventions” and everything is accompanied by musical taste and a video projection that brings us back to Tesla’s childhood. The attic of the house is dedicated to Tesla Tesla’s inventions and also with video projections and musical taste that give us the feeling that we are in Tesla’s laboratory.
On entering the birth house of the entries on the stone elements lies where Nikola Tesla was, somewhere was educated, was visiting, had laboratories and radio. It’s all of the above with signposts where these places are in relation to Tesla’s house and distances in kilometers.
In the first room of Tesla’s house you can see the oldest photographs of the house and garden in 1904 and began timeline that traces the life and work of Nikola Tesla; Since the arrival of the Tesla family in Smiljan 1852 until birth July 10th 1856 education in Smiljan, Gospic, Karlovac.
In another room bar continues and describes Tesla’s education in Graz going to America partnership with Edison, Westinghouse and that the room is the “drawers” that describes Nicholas as a person and are visions, obsession, friendship. Drawers speak about Nikola as a person of weirdo to a genius, did not like to shake hands with people, he was afraid of infection, hair of other people to touch only under the threat of guns, eight foreign languages spoke impeccable, predicted problems with parking, internet predicted 100 years ago, friendship with Albert Einstein, Wilhelm Conrad Roetgen, Lord Kelvin, Mark Twain, Ivan Mestrovic and the like.
In the third room bar continues until the death of Nikola Tesla on January 7 1943 In the same are found on computers allow visitors free Internet access, a library with books about Tesla and visitors can listen to the original speech and New York City Mayor Fiorello Henry LaGuardia who went on the radio after Tesla’s death on January 10 1943 and speaks of Tesla as a person who is indebted to the whole world and died as poor man.
On the attic are a functional part of Tesla’s inventions such as induction electric motor, rotating magnetic field known as the “Egg of Columbus”, Tesla transformer, Tesla Turbine and one can see a graphic description of the differences Edison’s DC and Tesla’s alternating current in transmitting over a distance. You can find a list of Tesla’s patents in the US and some pictures in the floor of the attic of the house where you can see the rotating magnetic field as Tesla drew in the sand in Budapest and it is the basis of labor induction electric. engine.
At the creek Vaganac located Tesla Turbine mills as consisting of a series of parallel discs or blades and friction of water to rally.
The test cell is a copy of Tesla’s laboratory in Colorado Springs diminished tenfold exterior and inside we perform demonstrations with a Tesla transformer that generates a million volts, where visitors run neon lamp in hand without cables or wires and when they turned on their light transformer in hand, something like one of attempts Nikola Tesla wireless transfer of energy.
Entertainment center includes a souvenir shop, multimedia hall where visitors can watch a documentary about Tesla. Children’s playground is also interesting arranged so reminiscent of some of Tesla’s inventions.
The entire memorial center “Nikola Tesla” is spread on an area of 13000 square meters.
Distance from Apartments Miki: 80 km (1 h 25 min) via local road E65 i state road D25 (Prizna – Karlobag – Baške Oštarije – Smiljan).
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