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3D CAD simulation Leonardo DaVinci's self propelled cart

3D CAD simulation Leonardo DaVinci's self propelled cart

3D CAD simulation Leonardo DaVinci's self propelled cart

(OP)

Hello all,

Here is a 3D CAD simulation of Leonardo DaVinci's self propelled cart using SolidWorks:

http://realgeniuses.sw-campaign.com/

If anyone knows of other interesting 3D CAD simulations of ancient or renaissance engineering please post them here.

cheers,

RE: 3D CAD simulation Leonardo DaVinci's self propelled cart

It seems to me that da Vinci gets a bit too much credit.  "Invention" isn't the act of thinking of something, it's the act of making it workable.  The Star Trek writers thought of warp drive and phasers and photon torpedoes; that doesn't mean they invented those things.  I can sit here and sketch out levitating fly saucers all day, but that just doesn't count for much.

RE: 3D CAD simulation Leonardo DaVinci's self propelled cart

(OP)
Hi JStephen,

Thanks for your post. The simulation in SolidWorks appears to show that this particular idea from Leonardo Da Vinci was workable. Not sure if you looked at the simulation, but you may want to have a look at it and comment. Of course, there could be errors in the simulation. And perhaps the cart was not practical enough to be used day to day. But am still impressed how Da Vinci could visualize these mechanisms without CAD.

Cheers,

RE: 3D CAD simulation Leonardo DaVinci's self propelled cart

CODE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfvxa3DgxVk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2qeZrejZp0

This cart was on a show and it had programmable steering, if I remember correctly.

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RE: 3D CAD simulation Leonardo DaVinci's self propelled cart

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Thanks, Pressed

Those videos are really interesting! I had not seen the second one from the institute and museum of history of science.

RE: 3D CAD simulation Leonardo DaVinci's self propelled cart

Don't knock the star trek writers, after all half our society is based off of cool gadgets they thought up. My favorite three are the 3.5in floppy disk, the flip open cell phone and the tablet computers :)

Luck is a difficult thing to verify and therefore should be tested often. - Me

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