Leonardo Da Vinci Catapult
A working re-creation of Leonardo da Vinci's 15th Century catapult.
This model is based on the inventors drawings from the Codex Atlanticus. His modern catapult used the power stored in the tension of bent wood, which was a spring-like propulsion system.
With accurate historic details, this working recreation of the 15th machine can fling a clay ball over four metres! Pathfinder kits are renowned for their clever design and quality materials.
This award winning catapult is easy to assemble in about an hour, with pre-cut and drilled pieces for super-strong connection. Ideal for beginner model-makers.
Teaches principles of mechanics, physics and historical technology. Look out castle-dwelling knights, youre under attack! Catapult imaginations!
Age: 12 +
What you get
Leonardo da Vinci Catapult by Pathfinders. Pieces made from natural untreated wood from sustainable forests. When built catapult measures 33cm high x 25cm long x 14cm wide.
Catapults were first invented in Ancient Greek and Roman times, however our common idea of them is based on drawings we have from the Medieval Ages.
Leonardo redesigned the catapult around 1485, and used the spring-like energy stored in bent wood to give power to the swing arm.
A fun project from one of the great minds of history!
- Simple machines: levers
- Stored potential energy
- Leonardo da Vinci catapult
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Age Group||11-12 Years, 12+ Years|
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We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.