Securing the legacy of the world's greatest geek

In less than a week, donors pledged more than $900,000 to The Oatmeal website's campaign to buy the Tesla laboratory siteGeek mythology and Nikola TeslaA campaign to build a museum to the scientist, inventor and early pioneer of electricity Nikola Tesla has reached its fundraising target of $850,000 in just under a week.Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal website set up the campaign to raise money to buy the site of Tesla's Wardenclyffe laboratory in Shoreham, New York. The fundraising target was exceeded on Wednesday morning, with around 21,000 people pledging more than $900,000 (£570,000) in total - with 39 days of the campaign still remaining.Tesla is best known for his work on alternating current and his ideas were used in the development of radio communications, the electric motor and radar. Born in Serbia in 1856, he went to university in Graz, Austria, and began working for the inventor Thomas Edison in 1884. The pair fell out, however, and each battled for years to convince the world that his way of generat

Securing the legacy of the world's greatest geek

Matthew Inman wants to build a museum dedicated to the inventor Nikola Tesla

Fri 24 Aug 12 from Newscientist

The Oatmeal Helps New Tesla Museum Raise One Million Smackers

The Oatmeal, who really should freaking start making comics and stop helping museums in Long Island that no one thought about until a week ago, just announced that he and the Internet raised ...

Fri 24 Aug 12 from TechCrunch

Cartoonist draws a crowd in push to fund Tesla Museum

The brains behind the pencil behind popular cartoon website TheOatmeal.com sought the help of the Internet to raise $850,000 for a museum to inventor Nikola Tesla. Instead he's raised $974,737 ...

Thu 23 Aug 12 from FOXNews

Tesla museum campaign tops target

Comic website The Oatmeal exceeds its target of raising $850,000 (£537,944) to build a museum dedicated to electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla.

Wed 22 Aug 12 from BBC Technology

The Oatmeal does it: $850,000 raised for a Tesla Museum

The Oatmeal's campaign to raise cash helping Tesla Science Center purchase Wardenclyffe has hit its $850,000 target. The property, formerly the home of the scientist's project to create wireless ...

Wed 22 Aug 12 from Engadget

The Oatmeal, Internet raise $850,000 in six days for Tesla museum

Nikola Tesla's abandoned lab on Long Island will become a tribute to him.

Wed 22 Aug 12 from Arstechnica

Nikola Tesla museum campaign smashes fundraising target

In less than a week, donors pledged more than $900,000 to The Oatmeal website's campaign to buy the Tesla laboratory siteGeek mythology and Nikola TeslaA campaign to build a museum to the scientist, ...

Wed 22 Aug 12 from Guardian.co.uk

'Oatmeal' Tesla museum campaign reaches funding goal after $33,333 pledge

Less than a week after kicking off an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a museum dedicated to the life work of Nikola Tesla, The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman has passed ...

Tue 21 Aug 12 from The Verge

Tesla museum fundraising effort hits $850K goal in one week

Effort to raise money to buy the land on which wireless pioneer Nikola Tesla's last laboratory sat surpasses target -- with 39 days left in the campaign. [Read more]

Tue 21 Aug 12 from CNET

The Oatmeal Hits Its $850,000 Goal To Fund A Tesla Museum In Less Than A Week

About a week after posting a call for donations to fund a Tesla Museum on Long Island, the goal has been surpassed by $20,000. He announced the plan last week in a post entitled "Let's Build ...

Tue 21 Aug 12 from TechCrunch

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