Learning Leonardo with Your Hands

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2020 Summer Program

500 years ago, Leonardo daVinci said: I learn best, not from words, but from experience. Build 7 projects inspireed by his drawings to understand what he meant.

Wind the wheels of a Rubber band-powered Car. Tilt the ramps of a Marble Tree. Crank the tempo of a robot drum. Retract the arm of a (pingpong ball) catapult. Align the bricks of an artful Tower. Adjust the equilibria of a Marble Relay. Notice how much your fingers give you to think about.

Share your work. Celebrate hands in a time of cautious touching.

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