We’re pleased to present THE TESLA PROJECT in partnership with Cathy Savage. THE TESLA PROJECT is an all-day extravaganza dedicated to celebrating the genius of Nikola Tesla, a visionary scientist and engineer whose electrical inventions transformed the world. His most famous inventions include AC power and the induction motor. He also laid the foundation for wireless communication and radio.
THE TESLA PROJECT is for all ages and open to the public. RSVP and invite your friends HERE.
• a Tesla-inspired art show, juried by Art.Science.Gallery. and hosted at Invenio. The exhibition features the work of 15 artists: Anissa Bryant, Caroline Roberts, Debbie Buie, Eileen McKeon Butt, Emma Hadzi Antich, Inés Batlló, Jerry Seagle, Keva Richardson, Lori Hollifield, Lori Shocket, Morgan Chivers, Nicole Geary, Peggy Weiss, Roderick Hilliard and Tanya Davis.
• a collaborative portrait project of Nikola Tesla at Art.Science.Gallery.
• Robots! The LASA Robotics Team (Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin) and The Lady Cans Robotics Team of The Girl Scouts of Central Texas, will show off their stuff in Big Medium‘s gallery at Canopy!
• Maker Craig Newswanger will talk about how to make a Tesla Coil, as seen here in his Make Magazine article
• live screen printing by CogDut. We’ll have several Tesla t-shirt designs by Twin Villain to choose from. You’ll be able to pick out a shirt and a screen, and it’ll be screen-printed as you wait!
• film screenings throughout the day
• Tesla Motors electric vehicles will be on display
• a Tesla-era costume contest with cash prizes, judged by Big Medium
• Austin Creative Reuse with a creation station at WPA Studio
• Austin White Dove Release will have a Q&A and a release (did we mention Tesla had a thing for pigeons!?)
• Live music in the evening, including BLUESQUEEZEBOX, Octant, Blair Bovbjerb on theremin and more!
• a silent auction featuring toys by Snap Circuits and Goldie Blox–perfect for inspiring the next generation of engineers
• plenty of cold food and drink vendors like Austin Eastciders and Nile Valley Teas to keep you hydrated! You can put them in your awesome color-changing commemorative Tesla Project cup!
and SO MUCH MORE! A full schedule of events can be found at theteslaproject.wordpress.
This year’s event will be held at Canopy, 916 Springdale, Austin. It’s FREE by the way, other than a few kid activities such as spin art and face painting. There is a charge to enter the costume contest but the money earned goes towards cash prizes.
This event is generously sponsored by Cirrus Logic, Bits, Bytes & Bots (Austin), Jay Graham, Modern Woodmen of America, Borg Fest, artists Steve Connor + Jim Sipowicz, Invenio, TechShop Austin-Round Rock, gluu, Art.Science.Gallery., Big Medium, Nile Valley Teas, Austin Eastciders, Goldie Blox and Snap Circuits!
WANT TO HELP UP SPREAD THE TESLA LOVE?
To help sponsor our event, please contact the team at TheTeslaProject@gmail.com. Want to donate your time instead? We’re also seeking volunteers.