Da Vinci Catapult

Collections: Ages 12 to 16, Ages 8 to 11, All Educational and Learning Toys Kits, Full Catalog, Learn about Engineering, Technology Toys, Under 50

Product type: DIY & Invention kits

Vendor: Elenco

Tags: Ages 12 - 16+, Ages 8 - 11+, Boys, Girls

Availability:

$29.90

Leonardo da Vinci improved upon the already-established catapult design when he introduced his own version to the age-old military launching device. The plans for the new catapult employed a hand-crank that caused tension on the throwing arm before releasing a projectile. His unique spring design produced a large amount of energy in order to propel stone projectiles or incendiary materials over great distances.ξ