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1478: Leonardo da Vinci drew first programmable cart
2008: “The Commuter Pod” Webisode Series features a da Vinci inspired “clockwork pod car” automated by clockwork springs
Questions: What use did this cart drawn by Leonardo da Vinci provide 500 years ago?  What could be future uses? Could the clockwork like springs implied in this drawing hold a key to propelling transportation in the 21st Century?
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Leonardo da Vinci’s programmable cart as drawn in Codex Atlanticus, f. 296 v-a [812r]
Excerpt from Leonardo da Vinci’s programmable cart as drawn in Codex Atlanticus, f. 296 v-a [812r]
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