Leonardo da Vinci in 3D

Course authors and lecturers

Sergey Viktorovich Kuvshinov

Associate Professor of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Director of the International Institute for New Educational Technologies of RSUH, Associate Professor, specialist in implementing the latest informational, multimedia and interactive technologies in education, specialist in the history of science and engineering, author of over 270 scientific works, including 9 monographs, and 27 multimedia educational systems. Awardee of DAAAM gold medal for works in informatics, mechatronics and sensorics, Vice-President of League for Education in Russia.

Yuriy Sergeevich Voronkov

Professor, Russian State University for the Humanities, Head of the History of Science and Engineering Department at the Russian Academy of Science, RSUH professor, specialist in general history and methodology for science and technology, author of around 300 scientific works, member of Russian National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Vice-President of ICONTEC, which is an international organization for history of science and technology, member of the Newcomen society (a British organization for researching the history of engineering and technology).

Konstantin Viktorovich Kharin

Russian State University for the Humanities, Director of the International Center for Long-Range Media Technologies in RSUH, specialist in digital production processes, development of network educational systems, and multimedia, programming. Author and developer of over 15 multimedia educational complexes, developer and administrator of Internet-portals on the history of Russian culture, the Russian poster, a series of websites supporting scientific and educational connections between the universities of Germany and Russia.

Valentin Vasilyevich Kondrashov

Russian State University for the Humanities, lead engineer in the International Institute for New Educational Technologies in RSUH, specialist in digital production processes, historical and technical reconstruction of science and technology landmarks, tutor for engineering design software. Author of training developments for digital production processes in education.

Viktor Pavlovich Andreev

Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Doctor of Engineering, Russian State University for the Humanities

Professor of the Stankin Moscow State Technical University, specialist in machine vision systems and using network technologies in robotronics, author of 95 scientific works, member of the Organizing Committee of the "Extreme Robotronics" International conference. Lead developer of "Virtual Geographically Distributed Scientific and Educational Laboratory" technology.

About the course

The multitude of unique items created by Leonardo da Vinci, include a number of engineering structures. Many of them only live in his notes and sketches. Can we recreate his ideas using cutting-edge technologies, such as 3D-modeling and printing?

Structure of the course

1. Generation of an idea.

2. From idea to design.

3. From design to construction.

4. From draft to digital production.

Purpose of the course

Learn how we can use 3D printers to create complex objects, invented far back in the past and not necessarily implemented.

Required qualifications

Knowledge and skills, acquired through learning draftsmanship and geometry at school.

Course results

Understanding the connection between historical scientific inventions and modern times. Independent, remote reconstruction of Leonardo's model on a 3D printer.


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