The Television Inventor – John Logie Baird
presented by Lee Yi Jie
The Television Inventor, John Logie Baird
Presented by (Student Name): Lee Yi Jie
Robot Name: The Television Robot
Building Concept: Connection of controller and gear motor.
Function: When the switched is turned on, the television will display different picture/motion.
John Logie Baird Story
John Logie Baird was born in August 1888 and died in June 1946. By his early teens, he had develop a fascination with electronics and was already beginning to conduct experiments and build inventions. In 1906, Baird studied electrical engineering at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow.
However, his studies were interrupted with the outbreak of World War 1. John Logie Baird was not accepted for the military service due to his chronic illness and therefore he worked for the Clyde Valley Electrical Power Company for a while. After the war ended he tried several unsuccessful businesses and then went to Britain in 1920.
In 1924, Baird transmitted a flickering image a few feet away. In 1925, he succeeded in transmitting a telivised image of a ventriloquist’s dummy. On 26 January 1926, he gave the world’s first demonstration of true television before 50 scientists in an attic room in central London.