American inventor Philo Farnsworth built an electric motor at age 12. He was still a teenager when he designed the first all-electronic TV in the early 1920s. He went on to design many other things, including the basics of radar and an infrared telescope.
TV Pioneer Philo Farnsworth on 1957 Episode of I’ve Got a Secret by EDW Lynch at 6:38 pm on October 18, 2011 In 1957, Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of the first fully functional electronic television, was the mystery guest on I’ve Got a Secret, a 20 questions style game show on CBS. The panelists were unable to identify him. It was Farnsworth’s only appearance on television. He won a carton of cigarettes for stumping the panel.