The Telephone Museum, Inc. Offers Children and Young Adults an Inspirational Opportunity to Discover Electricity and Engineering by Taking Apart Old and New Telephones.
The museum fosters enthusiasm for engineering by leveraging America’s remarkable telephone history with educational programs that compare modern day telecommunications to vintage technology. The museum’s telephone collection is the focal point of this effort, and in conjunction with a modern laboratory, serves to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit which gave birth to the telephone and continues to drive today’s inventors and innovators.
The insides of today's stuff is harder to see without specialized instruments, so we tear apart old analog phones to see the componentry that converts voice to electric current and back again. Then we compare this seemingly larger than life componentry of the 19TH century to today's semiconductor based versions. All things being equal, Ohm's Law is why smartphones work the same way as a candlestick phone. Furthermore, Ohm's Law is fundamental to all circuit design including smartphone RF and Logic circuit designs. So, in the spirit of taking stuff apart that is meaningful, we offer telephone workshops gratis to all.