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Berlin, DEU

Leonardo's Cart

July 7, 2005 - July 31, 2005

Berlin, DEU

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The famous drawing presenting a self-propelled cart is actually a complex system for an automata, a theatrical stage effect.

In Spring 2004, the Leonardo3 research center of Milan retraced together with Paolo Galluzzi (Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence) and Carlo Pedretti (a vincian scholar) the various interpretations resulting in the construction of the first working model of the so-called automobile.
Da Vinci's Self-Propelling Cart
Da Vinci's Self-Propelling Cart
The working model
The working model
The interpretation of 2004
The interpretation of 2004