From Drebbels wiki
| A Dutch Edison. Creative and innovative. Developed a.o ‘early’ intelligent control systems'.|
Forerunner within the area of mechatronics and skilled in optics and chemistry.
Drebbel applied his knowledge to develop and manufacture practical novelties and
utilities: ‘For the benefit of ‘all’.
Brilliant empiric researcher and innovator, Drebbel’s constructions and innovations cover
in particular measurement- and control technology, pneumatics, optics, chemistry,
hydraulics and pyrotechnics.