Tonight, our friend (and previous host of Weekend Projects) Bre Pettis, will debut a new show on the History Channel called “History Hacker” so I asked Bre to do a guest post here on MAKE, enjoy!
My show, History Hacker, will be on TV tonight! It’s is all about exploring our technological history by hacking the inventions of the past. While making it, I imagined families watching the show and enjoying it together! If you can, I’d love it if you can watch it with your kids.
I really pushed hard to make the show fresh. There are a billion jumpcuts in this show and we achieved some special split screen and in-camera effects. It’s an hour long, so I have time to get into some projects to break down some of the principles that Tesla pioneered and fought for in the war of the currents. I make a neon bulb, AC generator from a bike and muck about with an old telephone magneto. I also go check out the power plant in the basement of the New Yorker and the space systems lab at MIT to see how the principles that Tesla pioneered are being used today.
Tonight, this show is really in you and your family and friend’s hands. It’s a pilot and so it will only go forward if it gets the ratings and response from viewers like you! If you feel so moved, write an email with your feedback to an email address that goes to the people at the network who make these decisions.
History Hacker on History
8PM and Midnight (Before and after the political debate)