I have always idolized Leonardo Da Vinci and have always wanted to make a model of something that he originally came up with. When I found out that the only requirement for this project was that it was dynamic, I knew immediately what I wanted to make. The idea of a perpetual motion also has some profound philosophical implications on the way I look at life. It show the ambitious nature of the human spirit, a striving to achieve the impossible. I made this project using a fairly complex woodworking style and I chose to do so because I wanted to make the best possible product and really bring my aesthetic to life.
I would make some changes to this project if I had the chance.
- I would use a steel rod instead of a dowel
- I would insert a bearing into the main structure
- I would potentially make the entire thing out of steel and weld it all together
I am planning on putting this project in y backyard as decoration. I put a lot of time and effort into it and want to be able to look out and see it whenever I want.