Edwin Belin

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Edwin Belin

Name: Edwin Belin

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • English scientist and one of the first to invent a television.
  • Exhibited a mechanical scanning device that was an early precursor to modern television (December 2, 1922). He took flashes of light and directed them at a selenium element connected to an electronic device. This device produced sound waves, which were received at another location and re-modulated into flashes of light on a mirror.
  • Held the patent for the transmission of photographs by wire as well as fiber optics and radar.