Windmill Metal Earth Overview
The Metal Earth Windmill is a 3D Laser Cut Model. Cut from an 11cm square thin sheet of metal, simply pop out the pieces to construct this model Windmill using tabs and holes. An excellent DIY hobby model kit.
The Metal Earth models are amazingly detailed etched models that are fun and satisfying to assemble. Each model starts out as square metal sheets and you simply pop out the pieces and follow the included instructions to assemble your model. No glue or solder needed.
The term windmill derives from their use to mill grain. The first windmills appeared in Europe during the 12th century in northwestern France and southern England. At their peak of popularity some windmills were able to produce more than 1500 megawatts of power, a level not reached again until 1988. The majority of modern windmills take the form of wind turbines used to generate electricity, or windpumps used to pump water, either for land drainage or to extract groundwater.
The windwheel of the Greek engineer Heron of Alexandria in the first century is the earliest known instance of using a wind-driven wheel to power a machine. Another early example of a wind-driven wheel was the prayer wheel, which has been used in Tibet and China since the fourth century. It has been claimed that the Babylonian emperor Hammurabi planned to use wind power for his ambitious irrigation project in the seventeenth century BCE.
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Number of Sheets:
10cm x 4.5cm x 5.2cm (3.90" x 1.76" x 2.03")
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