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Florence, ITA

Leonardo's Cart

April 1, 2004 - May 31, 2004

Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza

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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