Tesla Museum is Almost Here Thanks to The Oatmeal and $945K in Donations
August 22, 2012 9:10 PM
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Two special donors will get unique web comic written about them; one comic is still available to a generous donor
As word of the effort by
-- aka "The Oatmeal" -- to
save the lab of Nikola Tesla
spread, donations soared. Currently the IndieGogo-hosted
has raised $945K USD.
That's enough to likely defeat other potential bidders on the project. Part of that windfall came thanks to a set of
for donors. Mr. Inman promised $33 dollar donors a Tesla bumper sticker; $333 USD donors, a signed copy of his humorous and informative webcomic "Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived"; $3,333 USD donors a custom portrait in the style of
; and $33,333 USD donors a personalized story about them/their company on
Other perks include admission to a special Tesla event at the New Yorker hotel ($2,500 USD), mugs, totes, signed photographs from Tesla's last living relative, and unsigned photos.
The bumper sticker for donors [Image Source: The Oatmeal]
Apparently 2 people/companies have claimed the $33,333 story opportunity, with one left; 3 have claimed portraits, with 7 still available. With 38 days left, most of those perks are sold out, but the donations keep coming.
The charity continues to raise money at a steady clip. Mr. Inman and his partners -- the
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe
-- promise to use any funds past the cost to purchase the Shoreham, Long Island where Wardenclyffe Lab sits to restore the lab and create a museum dedicated to the life and work of this iconic Serbian-American inventor.
Congrats to Mr. Inman and all who helped him. And kudos to Nikola Tesla, wherever he may be (possibly geek heaven) for allowing us to enjoy the internet, which is of course powered by the AC current he almost single-handedly allowed mankind to harness.
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RE: Computers and AC
8/23/2012 8:48:37 AM
I know that. I was being snarky about Jason's comment regarding AC being necessary for PCs (which it technically is not).
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