Exhibit Closes: Leonardo Da Vinci: Machines in Motion
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
College Station, TX
Experience the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci through over 30 machines based on his visionary designs. Each machine has been faithfully constructed from Leonardo's notebooks by a modern team of scientists and craftsman in the heart of the Renaissance, Florence, Italy.
Set the machines in motion. Explore the range of mechanical principles Leonardo employed. Set the mind of the ultimate Renaissance man artwork through his notes and drawings. Compare Leonardo's designs with today's innovations.
The machines are grouped into four sections, based upon applications linked to the elements, which held a strong fascination for Leonardo da Vinci: Fire, Water, Earth and Air.
MACHINES OF WATER: Auto Feed Hydraulic Saw, Rotary Conversion, Motion Conversion, Cam, Rack and Pinion, Worm Screw/ Archimedes Screw, Worm Gearwheel, Floats for Walking on Water, Webbed Glove
MACHINES OF AIR: Theatre Bird, Parachute, Bicycle Ornithopter, Wing Tail, Hygrometer, Anemometer, Water and Air Meter
MACHINES OF EARTH: Revolving Crane, Locking System, Twin Screw Crane, Oil Press, Large Pillar Lift, Concave Mirror Gearwheel, Lantern Pinion Gearwheel, Small Pillar Lift, Metal Rolling Mill, Humanoid Automation Robot, Odometer, Bicycle, Ball Bearing, Ball Bearing from Vertical Axis, Jack Worm Screw
MACHINES OF FIRE: Armored Car, Mortar Gun, Machine Gun, Arched Bridge
This fascinating exhibit will be on display from March 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019.
All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.