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  Leonardo DaVinci Kits - Self-propelled Cart
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Leonardo da Vinci designed the first self-propelled cart capable of moving without being pushed or pulled manually. The precursor to the modern automobile was most likely used during stage performances. It has three wheels and a steering column. The device moves via spring-loaded cams near the wheels. As the springs uncoil the stored power is transferred to the driving wheels using a set of gears.

The scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci is brought to life through these 10 articulated models. The inventions that inspired these snap-together replicas are taken from the pages of Da Vinci’s priceless and awe-inspiring notebooks. All models are made of plastic and require no special tools. Manuals are very educational and teach how these inventions have evolved into what they are today.





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  UPC 769188610080
  Manufacturer SKU EDU-61008
  Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 7/27/2010
  Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
  Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 8 years

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.



  • Total Customer Reviews: 5
    Average Customer Rating: 3.80 (site average 4.56)
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    My rating of Leonardo DaVinci Kits - Self-propelled Cart
    Posted 12/3/2013 by heather parisi

    43 year old brother was thrilled to get this toy. His 8 year old son can't wait to rip it apart and repurpose the pieces.

    Rating: 5
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Disappointing
    Posted 7/11/2013 by Julie Carpenter

    This toy was much more difficult to construct than it should have been. The cheap plastic pieces do not fit well together (some didn't fit together at all). Once constructed, the toy does "work", you have to crank the wheels far too many times to get it to work. The gears click very roughly against each other.
    Rating: 2
    If the Self-Propelled Cart is too archaic, you'll find our customer service a true modern convenience. Visit the Returns & Exchanges Center for assistance. We contacted our customer promptly.

    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
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    Review for Leonardo DaVinci Kits - Self-propelled Cart
    Posted 12/20/2012 by Israel Galindo

    I bought this as a present for my adult engineer son. Makes a nice desktop toy/display. He played with it for a good while before putting it on display. Lots of fun gears and has a nice "steampunk" look to it, which my son liked.

    Rating: 4
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Fun model
    Posted 1/18/2012 by Christian Zabriskie

    It is a really fun concept and the movements are pretty interesting. The assembly was a little stiff in some parts especially putting the wheels on the axle. Will be looking at other toys in the line as well.

    Rating: 3
    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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