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1 Presented by: Raymond Rogers and Michael Shaffer Advised by: Dr. J. Hoffman Special Thanks to: Duane Miller Dr. R. Larivee Dr. F. Senese Dr. Mumper Dr. Soysal

2 To Write a Brief Biography of Thomas Alva Edison To Measure Electrical Characteristics of Modern Incandescent Light Bulbs To Determine and Measure all Important Physical Characteristics of Light Bulbs To Attempt to Recreate the Original Carbon Filament Edison Light Bulb Project Goals

3 Thomas Alva Edison ( ) Childhood Menlo Park Patents and Inventions The Golden Years

4 Childhood Years Samuel & Nancy Edison Home Life Education Employment

5 Menlo Park The “Invention Factory” and the Muckers The Birth Place of the Practical Light Bulb

6 Patents and Inventions In His Life, Edison Completed 1093 Patents Still Holds World Record for Most Patents

7 The Golden Years Edison, the Workaholic Died - October 18, 1931 at the age of 84

8 Analysis of Modern Light Bulbs Specifications of Apparatus Procedure Quantitative Analysis of Data

9 Specifications of Apparatus/Supplies Variac power supply Multi-meters Light Bulb platform Light Bulbs Various Accessories

10 Procedures Research / Inquiries Experiment Development Execution of Experiment Example

11 Quantitative Data Analysis Findings Current Vs. Voltage 1 Current Vs. Voltage 2 Current Vs. Voltage 3 Resistance Vs. PowerCharacteristics of Manufactured Edison Bulb

12 Further Interest Curiosity in Tungsten Filaments Up Close and Personal

13 The “Edison” Bulb Research and Development Carbon Experiments Conclusions

14 Research and Development Personnel Consultation Reference Insight of Curiosity…the Pickle

15 Experiments The Creation and Testing of 78 Carbonized Filaments

16 Explosions in the Lab

17 Results

18 Carbon

19 Conclusion What Knowledge Have We Acquired by this Project? The Future of Lighting –Where do we go from here?

20 References Literary Beasley, Rex. Edison. Philadelphia: Chilton Company, Miller, Francis T. Thomas. Edison. Philadelphia: John C. Winston Company, Josephson, Matthew. Edison. USA: London Eyre & Spottiswoode Publishers, Beaty, Wayne H., and Donald G. Fink. Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, 13 th ed. USA: McGraw-Hill, Elenbaas, W. Light sources New York, Crane, Russak [c1972]

21 Internet America/discoveries/meganc/edison.html

22 Other Dr. Hoffman Dr. Larviee Dr. Mumper Donald L. Klipstein

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