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Random thought about Harry Potter:
You know, I just realized that Arthur Weasley is probably one of the most unintentionally brilliant inventors in the Harry Potterverse.
He built a FLYING. SENTIENT. CAR. that can turn INVISIBLE.
With only whatever crap he had in his shed. with very little if any funding and working a full time job, and people in general not approving of his tinkering.
That's like, Tony Stark's first Iron Man suit, except with magic.
Given the implication that many wizard and witches can't even cast basic Shield Charms in Book 6, and how I don't recall any other animated objects being truly sentient ala the car (which was noted to have turned feral, thus implying actual sentience as opposed to just being animated), I'm gonna say probably not.