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Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion ~ South Carolina State Museum

 About the Exhibit

  • Forty life-size machines available for visitors to touch and set in motion
  • Models of Leonardo’s hang glider, tank, robot, printing press, oil press, parachute, machine gun, bicycle-powered flying machine, revolving crane, odometer and more amazing inventions
  • Each machine is constructed using the materials and craftsmanship available in da Vinci’s lifetime and accompanied by Leonardo’s drawing of the design
  • The machines are grouped into four sections, Earth, Water, Air, Fire according to the element in which the machine operates or from which it draws its power
  • Short film highlighting Leonardo da Vinci’s life and achievements