Yeah, we know that tonight many televisions are going to be tuned in to the first National Debate between Obama and McCain, but that’s what DVRs are for, right? We mention it because we know you’ll want to catch History Hacker, which makes its debut tonight at 9 PM on The History Channel. Why should you care? Well, it stars my pal Bre Pettis, and the dude is a serious, true, hardware hacker. In the show, Bre aims to teach us about big tech advances from the past, recreating them with materials in his own lab. According to him:
It’s an hour long, so I have time to get into some projects to break down some of the principles that Tesla pioneered and fought for in the war of the currents. I make a neon bulb, AC generator from a bike and muck about with an old telephone magneto. I also go check out the power plant in the basement of the New Yorker and the space systems lab at MIT to see how the principles that Tesla pioneered are being used today.
See? Told you, he is the real deal. Seriously, set your TiVos.
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Back in the summer, Jesse Ferguson, Andru Edwards, Nate True, Bre Pettis, and Jake Ludington got together to construct and film a Rube Goldberg machine that would be made completely out of items found in nature at Earth Sanctuary. After many try and try agains, everything finally came together, and we were able to capture this amazing piece of footage.
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