Nikola Tesla’s remote controlled boat

January 20, 2014 15:28 | By | Add a Comment

Remote control models go back as far as 1898, when Nikola Tesla demonstrated the first RC boat to an astounded public in Madison Square Garden.

From the Wikipedia article:

The crowd that witnessed the demonstration made outrageous claims about the workings of the boat: everything from magic to telepathy to being piloted by a trained monkey hidden inside. Tesla tried to sell his idea to the U.S. military as a type of radio-controlled torpedo, but they showed little interest.

It’s amazing to see what was possible over 110 years ago.

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