Elon Musk Will Donate More Money to Build the Oatmeal’s Tesla Museum

Courtesy: The Oatmeal


The Oatmeal’s effort to save Nikola Tesla’s old laboratory and turn it into a museum took a major turn on Wednesday, when Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk committed to donating more money.

Led by Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, the campaign, launched on Indiegogo in 2012, and raised nearly $1.4 million dollars. However, Inman said those funds will only be enough to save the existing laboratory, and that more funds are needed to actually build a new facility to house the museum.

Concerning Musk:

@Oatmeal I would be happy to help

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2014

This is just awesome!

I think when you look into it, it’s really easy to conclude that Tesla was one of the most innovative human beings to ever walk the planet. The way he was taken advantage of by Henry Ford and others is a black mark on our heritage.

From The Oatmeal: