Da Vinci Clock Plastic Model Kit by Academy
Da Vinci's clock was designed as not only a means of measuring time, but as a perpetual motion machine. The clock used intricately connected weights to harness the force of gravity to provide power and a complex system of gears to accurately measure time. The clock's speed is controlled by adjusting the weight and balance of the pendulum. This beautifully detailed working model kit is easy to build, with no glue, paint or tools required and complete step-by-step instructions.
Arguably one of the most diversely talented and accomplished individuals to have ever lived, Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, botanist and writer. Often described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, da Vinci's unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his inventive genius.
A master of technological ingenuity, Leonardo conceptualized, among many others inventions, a helicopter, a tank, a paddleboat, a self-propelling cart, concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. As a scientist, he greatly advanced the state of knowledge in the fields of anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics.