Ugears - Globe Mechanical Model Kit
The Globus is a stylized model of Earth with a set of decorative continents, a rotating mechanism, and curious little extras that make the model even more interesting. The main module of the model is comprised of two parts: the globe and the platform with the mechanism. The sphere of the globe sits on an axle inclined along the same angle as the axis of the Earth. Like most Ugears models, the Globus is animated by means of a rubber-band motor. However, in this case, the motor uses a different type of winding method. A lever in the base pulled once clock-wise all the way willfully wind-up the mechanism. As soon as the lever is released, the gears begin their work. To slow down the spinning of the Earth sphere, the Globus employs a pendulum reduction mechanism. But if you want it to rotate even slower, you can manually turn the Globus and watch the continents float slowly by.
Everything needed for this challenging but doable DIY wooden puzzle project comes right in the box: high quality plywood boards with precision laser-cut pieces that snap out then snap together without need of glue or special tools, a metal spring that powers the mechanism, and of course a set of detailed, illustrated instructions in 11 languages. Excellent for hands-on STEM learning.
- Model size: 8.3" x 7.3" x 7.3"
- No glue required
- Number of components: 184
- Estimated time of assembly: 4 hours
- PDF Instructions
- Recommended for ages 14+
- Made in Ukraine
Item # 4820184120648