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Leonardo Da Vinci: rapid prototyping

Returning from the MIT Energy Initiative conference in Rome, I roam the small exhibition at Leonardo Da Vinci airport, where prototypes of some of Leonardo’s many flying machines have been built according to his designs.

As I study the last one, a curious device called ‘flapping wing’ (right) designed to lift the board and the person standing on it who actions the lever, I stumble on this instruction that Leonardo wrote next to his drawing:

‘Se il predetto effetto non riesce, non vi perdere piu tempo.’

‘If the predicted effect does not materialise, don’t waste any more time.’

The concept of rapid prototyping under the quill of the master.

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