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#1 posted 05-16-2012 01:48 PM
This is neat! I think that the drawing in Leonardo da Vinci’s book has sides that are more steeply sloped than your photograph indicates. Do you plan to add the top half? Looking forward to seeing that.Jim
-- It always looks better when it's finished!
#2 posted 05-16-2012 02:33 PM
You are correct that the original drawing depicted more steeply sloped sides. I am exercising a little artistic license. If you look closely at the original drawing, you’ll also note that the cog gears would not work as depicted. The wheels on each side would be driven in opposite directions and thus wouldn’t turn at all. Since Da Vinci had designed and constructed many complex machines, it is fairly certain that he did this intentionally to prevent the theft of his design by those less knowledgeable than he. There is no record that the tank was ever built.
I have a workable configuration in progress and will post more pictures of the new drive gears and the top as I complete them (soon I hope).
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#3 posted 05-16-2012 04:00 PM
First, this is very cool!Second, one of those Discovery Channel shows built a life-size version of DaVinci’s tank and actually drove it and fired cannon from it.http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/doing-davinci/Thanks for sharing.Well done.
-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!
#4 posted 05-16-2012 04:05 PM
I understand that a number of his “inventions” illustrated concepts that he had in mind and further tweaking is required to make them viable propositions. Still fantastic nonetheless. I saw the Leonardo exhibition in Florence some years ago and was really impressed with the renditions of his ideas . Keep on posting!Jim
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#5 posted 05-16-2012 05:39 PM
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch
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#6 posted 05-16-2012 08:20 PM
Nice! I also watched the video Enoelf posted the link to.
-- Measure twice, cut once.
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#7 posted 05-17-2012 09:42 AM
now you are moving …. sort of :-)whats next his chopter some of his inventions is very exceptionel considering the time he made them
thanks for sharing
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#8 posted 05-18-2012 01:47 AM
Nice, when you finish this one try the full size one. Nice to see Da Vinci’s work revisited.
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.
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#9 posted 05-18-2012 02:26 PM
Can’t wait to see final project. What sources are you using for the original drawings?
-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn
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#10 posted 05-22-2012 06:41 PM
brilliant! i just love how wood can be transformed into so many things :)
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#11 posted 05-22-2012 06:43 PM
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