Robotime - Da Vinci Gambler Drawing Arm Kit
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Robot Knight (built around 1495), this all-wood automaton kit will amaze your friends, just as The Florentine’s device amazed kings and queens some five centuries...
Many consider da Vinci’s robots to be the oldest examples of an early proto-computer, because they contained hardware, the robot itself, and software, wooden cams, which were read-only and interchangeable. Leonardo called these wooden cams “petals” as they reminded him of a flower’s petals.
A set of programming petals for our Drawmaton stores 1 kilobit of pre-defined motion data. When the petals complete one full rotation, information is sent down the robot’s arm and into the hand which draws the picture with the pen.
- STEM inspired mechanical build
- Programmed to draw four sketches
- 121 pieces
- Assembly time: 2-3 hours