The da Vinci Drum is a mechanized drum built on a cart, originally designed to be pulled by a horse or operated in a fixed position by cranking a handle. Five large drumsticks on each side of the drum are cam operated and can be adjusted to vary the beat of the drum. Academy's 'Passion For Precision' brings Leonardo's design to life in this 9 inch long x 4 inch high mechanical kit. Pre-painted and faithfully textured, 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.