Da Vinci's machines and a modern surgical robot on show at S.C. museum

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Forty life-size replicas of machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci are on show at the South Carolina State Museum.

A bit about the show from the exhibitors: Machines in Motion presents 40 full-scale machines that were built after in-depth study of Leonardo da Vinci’s designs by a group of scientists and skilled craftsmen in Florence, Italy. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that many of the mechanisms are life-sized and fully operational. Visitors may touch and set them in motion, combining a fascinating hands-on experience with an exploration of the principles he employed to create each machine.

The show runs from September 27 to January 4. Why am I just posting it now? I had missed it, and a press release on a modern surgical robot being shown and up for show on December 20 caught my eye.