Tesla Tessellation Kaleidoscope - 6 Point Full Field Mandala
The key to understanding what is a Tesla Tessellation kaleidoscope, is to answer two other questions:
- Who was Tesla?
- What is a Tessellation?
Nikola Tesla was the inventor of the alternating current electric system. Elon Musk named his company for Tesla's electrical contributions to the world.
A Tessellation is a pattern created by repeating one or more shapes without gaps or overlaps. Square or hexagonal floor tiles create a tessellation. The artist Escher was famous for his tessellations.
Tesla Tessellations are a kaleidoscope series of the common tessellations found in kaleidoscopes and are decorated on the outside using high voltage electricity (ala Tesla). Most kaleidoscopes use a triangular mirror system. If all the angles in the triangle are evenly divisible into 180, the image you see will be a tessellation.