As a child, Tom Kasmer was fascinated by mechanisms and rockets. He attended a technical high school and then joined IBM Endicott in the electronic technician apprentice program. After two years, he entered Harpur college in Binghamton, NY.
During the period from 1959 to 1963, he designed and patented IBM's hydrapad drill machine logic, electronics, and optics. The machines have drilled all holes in IBM circuit boards Worldwide to date. While at Bendix Scintilla ignition lab, he refined a rocket ignition and that went to the Moon on the Lems. He has been involved in several company startups acting as chief engineer and vice president of engineering. Later he began work as a free lance consultant working on military radar, nuclear survivable power supplies, cryogenics, reliability studies, and power supplies.
In 1986, he contracted with a military contractor in Minnesota and designed a one million watt power supply for the Star Wars program and built a 150 kilowatt section of it before Congress cancelled Star Wars. At this point, he came to the realization that his experience, education, and background qualified him to design and build the world's first true solar sports car, the MAG ONE. After 5 years, he was advised by a business associate to incorporate and capitalize on the core invention, the Hydristor.
Inventor Tom Kasmer briefly discussed his patented Hydristor, which he describes as an "infinitely variable hydrostatic transmission." Kasmer believes this new technology will revolutionize hydraulics and sees an immediate application in the automobile industry. Due to technical difficulties, Art terminated the interiew early and went to Open Lines. The interview will be rescheduled. ... More »Host: Art Bell