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A genius. One of the greatest painters of all time, with an inquisitive intellect to match. In addition to painting, his range of expertise included sculpture, engineering, cartography, geometry and science. Many design innovations have been attributed to his work in these areas. He was an architect and military engineer, inventing new types of machines. Many of his sketches / designs, have been made into working models, such as his design for a hang glider. He also design a tank, helicopter and a lens grinding machine. Less known is his design of a calculating machine.

His study of human autonomy, led to a design of what has been called the first robot, in 1495. It was operated by a series of pulleys. An internal mechanism controlled the movement of it’s arms and legs.

Many of his sketches / designs, have been studied throughout history, inspiring thousands of engineers and product designers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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