Sunday, June 29, 2014

Da Vinci Clock

Here are some images of Academy's Da Vinci Clock.
So far as I can tell this so far is the best of the Academy Leonardo Da Vinci kits, and it work to.
You can get up to 1 hour out of it before rewinding.

From Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions"

To put away any initial confusion – Leonardo da Vinci did not invent the clock. What he did was design a more accurate clock.
While clocks that showed hours and minutes had become increasingly accurate in da Vinci’s time (the 15th century), they didn’t really make a big leap forward until the incorporation of the pendulum about 200 years later. But, da Vinci actually designed a more accurate clock in his lifetime.
Leonardo’s clock had two separate mechanisms: one for minutes and one for hours. Each was made up of elaborately connected weights, gears and harnesses. The clock also has a dial for keeping track of moon phases.
Da Vinci’s major innovation was to have springs, rather than weights operate his clock. He also included the detail of some materials that would be used to make the clock – including diamonds and rocks.


Motorsport Modeller said...

That looks really good, what a classical piece, you could almost day it's timeless....

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Shayne!!