Black Inventors in Tech: Otis Boykin [Day 7] #BlacksinTech


Otis Boykin patented a type of resistor in 1959 that is still used today in radios, televisions and computers. Resistors are important in controlling the flow of electricity into components, which made for safer, longer-lasting — and cheaper — products. He also invented a control unit for the pacemaker. In all, Boykin was granted 28 patents for electronic devices, some of which are still having an impact on the military and the consumer market.



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