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September 15, 2014 AT 5:19 pm

Guillermo González Camarena

Gonzalez Camarena
Guillermo González Camarena via the RadioShack blog. The RadioShack site is doing a cool series for Hispanic Heritage Month, check it out.

Guillermo González Camarena – a Mexican engineer who was the inventor of a color-wheel type of color television, and who also introduced color television to Mexico. Born in Guadalajara in 1917, his family moved to Mexico City when Guillermo was almost 2 years old. As a boy he made electrically propelled toys, and at the age of twelve built his first amateur radio. González Camarena was born into a family composed by Arturo González and Sara Camarena, originally from Arandas, Jalisco. One of his older brothers, Jorge, was a prominent painter, muralist and sculptor.

..A field-sequential color television system similar to his Tricolor system was used in NASA’s Voyager mission in 1979, to take pictures and video of Jupiter.

In 1995, a Mexican science research and technology group created La Fundación Guillermo González Camarena (The Guillermo González Camarena Foundation), which benefits creative and talented inventors in Mexico.

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