Build a working recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th century catapult! Based on the sketches in da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus, this model is scaled to size and can propel soft clay balls (included) up to 15 feet away. Made of untreated wood from sustainable forests, these construction kits come precisely pre-cut and are easy to assemble. No batteries or tools required!
Although catapults were first invented in Ancient Greek and Roman times, these historical military devices are more commonly associated with medieval warfare. This model demonstrates the catapult da Vinci designed around 1485, and uses the spring-like energy stored in bent wood to power the swinging arm.