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What's going on with the Tesla Museum?

An update about the Tesla Museum

What's going on with the Tesla Museum?

Posted September 24, 2012

I just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up about what's happening with operation Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum. We're currently sitting at $1.2 million raised and with the matching grant from NY State that puts us at a little over $2 million bucks. The non-profit behind this project is beginning the phases of putting in a bid on the property.

Excellent, yes? YES.

We received another reimbursement grant, this time from a distant relative of Nikola Tesla named Dusan Stojanovic, and he pledged to match any donations up to $33,333 from now until campaign ends. That means if we raise another $33k before it ends it'll double to $66,666.

Mr. Stojanovic is an angel investor who would like people to be inspired by Tesla and be part of innovating for the future by continuing Tesla’s work, particularly towards solving global energy problems -- perhaps even at Wardenclyffee if we can create an incubator there.

There's still 6 days left in the campaign to donate. Even though we've got enough to bid on the property, we're still a far cry from having enough to build an actual museum, so every little bit helps. Plus if you donate you get to forever tell people that you made a difference in the legacy of Captain AmazeBalls Lightning Pants, aka Nikola Tesla.

AND there's still some magnificent perks to be had:

  • $50: Wardenclyffe t-shirt

    T-shirts are still available. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL. We'll poll you for your size when the campaign ends.

    Wardenclyffe t-shirt
  • $100: T-shirt +Baseball Cap

    Donating $100 will get you a Wardenclyffe t-shirt and a baseball cap

    Wardenclyffe t-shirt and hat
  • $25: A glossy Tesla photo

    Donate $25 and get a glossy photo of the handsomest inventor in the history of handsome inventors. Also you can hang it up and years from now brag to your friends about how you did some awesome shit on the internet back in 2012.

    Glossy Tesla photo

  • $33: Tesla > Edison bumper sticker

    Donating $33 will get you a "Tesla greater than Edison" bumper sticker.

    Tesla > Edison bumper sticker
  • $150: Signed copy of Wizard Limit: Only 20 copies available!

    Signed copy of Wizard An author-signed (via bookplate) copy of Marc Seifer’s definitive biography, Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius. Mr. Seifer has done prodigious research into Tesla’s life and work, and this biography is filled with extensive references and fascinating facts about Tesla.

  • $200: A MINATURE TESLA COIL! Limit: Only 40 available!

    Albeit an itty bitty one, but still technically a solid state Tesla coil. These miniature Tesla coils require a 6V battery (you supply the battery), and they really work. Also included is a Wardenclyffe postcard.

    Miniature Tesla Coil
    Details and instructions about the coil here.
  • $333: First Edition Tesla Geek Booklet, autographed by The Oatmeal

    $333 will get you a signed, numbered booklet (like a mini comic book) of Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived. They'll be signed and numbered by Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal.
    Tesla Geek Booklet
  • $1,000: Autographed Wardenclyffe poster

    A limited edition autographed Wardenclyffe poster signed by Tesla’s great grand nephew, William Terbo. Mr. Terbo is Tesla's last remaining relative who actually met Tesla and shook his hand.

    Glossy Tesla photo

Tantalizing, yes?
Go donate

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