The Leonardo da Vinci Machines exhibit will be hosted by the Bradenton Auditorium for six months. Inventions such as a helicopter, catapult and bicycle will be featured.This amazing exhibit will bring in droves of people from the greater Tampa bay region and beyond.
The exhibit consists of over 60 machines recreated by Italian artisans using da Vinci’s drawings and designs as well as employing the same materials available in Leonardo’s time. The machines are divided into four galleries :Transportation, Military, Mechanical and Entertainment devices. Each device has a detailed description that explains its function and unique characteristics. Some of the machines are interactive, allowing students to operate the machine to see how they were intended to work.
Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most intriguing men in history – an ordinary person who did extraordinary things. He was an accomplished artist, designer, engineer, philosopher and scientist. In short, Leonardo da Vinci was the very embodiment of what we now think of as a Renaissance man.