Happy 270th Mr. Volta

Alessandro Volta may not be a household name but around here he’s kind of a big deal. Experimenting with different metals and solutions, Volta ended up creating the first electric battery: the Voltaic Pile, a stack of alternating metal discs separated by cardboard and cloth soaked with seawater. But what made this battery so remarkable was that it was easy to construct out of common materials and enabled experimenters for the first time to produce steady, predictable flows of electricity. Within just weeks it inspired a wave of discoveries and inventions and ushered in a new age of electrical science. Hats off to you, sir! Well done!


Alessandro Volta-Inventor Of The Electrical Battery