Otis Boykin was born in 1910 in Dallas. For lack of money, he left the Illinois Institute of Technology before graduating.
Nevertheless, he decided to specialize in improving the resistor, an absolutely crucial electronic tool that regulates the amount of electricity that powers a device.
Otis improves the resistor which can now withstand shock and extreme temperature changes.
The device is cheaper and more reliable than other models on the market. So, it came in high demand. It was used a lot by the US military for their guided missiles and IBM for their computers.
His most famous invention remains a version of the resistor used to build the famous PACEMAKER. A pacemaker is a small device that’s placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms.