The Telephone Museum, Inc. Offers 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 of all levels of electric theory.

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Ohm’s Law – The First Faith Based Principal of Electrical Engineering

To really understand Ohm's Law you have to have faith.
A belief that something greater than you exists.
When you accept the physics you base all other concepts on that principal.
Rule 1: There is a great power in the universe.
Rule 2: To understand energy you must accept potential difference.
Rule 3: What works in you is the flow of that energy.
Rule 4: All are expected to show some resistance, every filament of you.
Rule 5: When these three are in the circle a great and bright light appears.
Ohm's Law combines the smallest of all physical elements, the electron, which you cannot see, the potential power, which you cannot feel, and the imagination, which you must accept to bring them together, if you are ever to see the light of truth, all through faith. - Jorome Gibbon, IEEE Life Senior Member

Telephone Workshops

Our ‘Telephone Workshops’ offer children and young adults an inspirational opportunity to discover electricity and engineering with old and new telephones. The activity fosters enthusiasm for engineering by leveraging America’s remarkable telephone history in a hands-on environment by using electric theory, mathematics, and a screw driver. By comparing modern day semiconductor architecture to historically significant artifacts, the Telephone Workshops serve to cultivate the intrinsic curiosity which gave birth to the telephone and continues to drive today’s inventors and innovators. When you were a kid, did you take stuff apart just to find out what was inside? 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 to voice. Then we compare this seemingly larger than life componentry of the 19TH and 20TH centuries 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 a mathematical ratio 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. Our project goal is to develop specific guidance for informal science education organizations in addressing sustained STEM learning experiences.