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Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: Ground Vehicles

April 23, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci devoted his time and abilities to create new vehicles. He drew plans for self-propelled carts with wheels, for an armored tank, and for other war machines.

In Leonardo’s time,  all carts were drawn by a horse, but he designed several self-propelled cars or vehicles that used human force to move around.

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Leonardo de Vinci devoted his time and abilities to create new vehicles, such as a self-propelled carts with wheels, an armored tank, and other war machines.

Leonardo Da Vinci designed new war vehicles

Leonardo designed a ball bearing system. It is a type of rolling-element that uses balls to maintain the separation between moving surfaces

Leonardo designed a ball bearing system. It is a type of rolling-element that uses balls to maintain the separation between moving surfaces

He designed cranes, gears and mechanisms that are still used today.

He designed cranes, gears and mechanisms that are still used today.

Leonardo designed an armored tank. It was a turtle-like moving shell with 36 guns poking out of its sides.

Leonardo designed an armored tank. It was a turtle-like moving shell with 36 guns poking out of its sides.

Leonardo da vinci He also designed other war vehicles that were never built

Leonardo da Vinci He also designed other war vehicles that were never built

Leonardo da Vinci He also designed other war vehicles that were never built

Leonardo also designed a three-wheeled self-propelled wagon in a time when all carts were drawn by a horse

Leonardo also designed a three-wheeled self-propelled wagon in a time when all carts were drawn by a horse

In one of Leonardo’s notebooks there is a design of a bicycle.

The quality and detail of Leonardo’s work is missing. But, why is it in his notebook? Maybe one of his assistants could have made a rough draft from Leonardo’s original.

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