Thursday, 3 September 2009

Cool Machinery of the Day: Leonardo Da Vinci’s machines

Leonard Da Vinci was the original Renaissance Man.  He was an artist, an engineer, an  inventor, a scientist . . . Here’s a neat video of just some of Leonardo Da vinci’s machines – modelled in 3d and based on Leonard’s many sketches -- from a seed drill to a machine gun, from a forge hammer to an armoured tank.

2 comments:

  1. When you talk about Leonardo, it's one of the few times when the word 'awesome' is justified. For anyone interested, Discovery Channel is screening a show on Sept 14 with people making working versions of some of Da Vinci's inventions - I think it's the start of a series, but don't hold me to it.

    This is the normal Marcus, just started a blog FWIW, so thought I'd chuck in the ID thing.

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  2. Look at 1:30 into the video the wheel at the top right rotates in the wrong direction.

    Da Vinci made this design error on purpose as a way to protect his intellectual property when presenting it.

    Pitty that the animators failed to animate that wheel correctly

    http://www.leonardo-da-vinci-biography.com/da-vinci-invention-tank.html

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