The UGears Combination Lock is an intriguing model. If you love secrets and conspiracy theories, then this UGears cryptic model is exactly right for you. Dive straight into the world of conspiracy, secrets and cryptography with the UGears combination lock. The 3-digit code allows you to create more than 1,000 cryptic combinations on this model. The Combination Lock consists of two parts. It opens if you set the right 3-digit combination. You can hide the keys, small items and your own secrets inside. The Lock has a convenient “eyelet” to hang the lock on a bag.
This sophisticated model gives the feel of real-life motion mechanics that the user can build and bring into action.
The model kit contains 34 pieces of eco-friendly wood materials and can be assembled under 3 hours following the detailed step-by-step instructions manual included with the kit.
It can be used as an educational model for kids as it helps in developing logical thinking, enhancing attention and concentration skills as well as improving attention to detail skills in kids as they try to decode this cryptic model.
UGears Drift Cobra Racing Car
We know you love car modeling and you love the Ugears Dream Cabriolet, Roadster, and U-9 Grand Prix. Well, make room on the shelf, because a powerful new mechanical model just muscled its way into the Ugears Automotive collection. Introducing the Drift Cobra Racing Car model kit, a beautifully styled, two-seat convertible—our twist on what may be the most revered sports car of all time: the Shelby Cobra 427. The Cobra 427, produced between 1965-67, had a 7.0 liter 450-510 horsepower engine, did 0-60 mph in just over 4 seconds, and had a top speed of 185 mph.
Carroll Shelby, a former race car driver, and automotive designer was hired by the Ford Motor Co. to develop a high-performance racer able to compete with the dominant Italian race team of Ferrari. The Americans' four consecutive victories at the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour race between 1966-69, in Ford GT40s, is the stuff of legend. More recently, it was the subject of the Oscar-winning 2019 film, "Ford v Ferrari," starring Matt Damon as Shelby and Christian Bale as Ken Miles, the ace driver for the 1966 Ford team. The success of the cars coming out of Shelby's surfside Venice, California shop was the crest of a wave of American high-performance supercars or muscle cars, characterized by powerful V8 motors placed into relatively lightweight, mass-produced, rear-wheel-drive chassis. The Shelby Cobra stands out as an American icon, perhaps the greatest muscle car and most "posterized" car in history.
Designed for drag racing but street legal, muscle cars offer incredible automotive power at a relatively affordable price point. The scarcity and unbelievable auction prices today of some of these classic street beasts are due in no small part to the fact that they were often more cars than their owners could handle, resulting in frequent crashes. Muscle cars have squared off in many an illegal street race, sometimes with ownership papers on the line (another way to lose your muscle car!). In that spirit, why not convene a gathering of model-building friends, show off your newly-built Ugears Drift Cobra Racing Cars, put your car modeling prowess to the test, and race for pinks! But remember: the first rule of Ugears race club is: you do not talk about Ugears race club. The second rule of the Ugears race club is: you do not talk about Ugears race club!
Driven by a powerful spring motor, the Ugears Drift Cobra racing car has the fastest team of horses under the hood of any mechanical wooden model we know. The model is wound by means of a ratchet knob under the chassis. Before winding your 3-D wooden Drift Cobra model racing car, move the air filter that protrudes from the hood toward the windshield, and flip the switch in front of the passenger-side seat into the Lock position (parallel to the door). Now twist the ratchet underneath the car's body. After 6 to 6.5 turns of the knob the spring is fully loaded, and — vroom! vroom! — your racer is ready to roar! Set the gear shift lever, located between the driver and passenger seats, to the desired position (Reverse, Neutral, Drive). To start the model, set it down on a flat surface, slide the air filter forward, and watch your Cobra lay rubber in a spin-out (start with the wheels turned to one side), do circles, or speed down the track in a straight line.
We think this 3D puzzle / DIY model is a beauty, with its fat tires, bulging curves (thanks to pieces that are precision laser-cut into fine 1mm plywood), a big open mouth up front, and open-air convertible design. This wooden car's moving parts include turning front wheels, doors that open, and a hood and trunk that can be raised. Instead of a rubber band motor we've used a powerful spring mechanism to provide the "muscle" in this racer and extend the model's usable life. The ratchet mechanism means you don't have to hold the knob the entire time you're winding the model—potential energy is stored with each twist, without slippage, until the strong internal spring is fully loaded.
To put the model in "drift mode," turn the front wheels fully to one side or the other, set it down on a smooth surface such as tile, and watch as the model peels out in a sideways skid (ideally, your model should make a half to a full revolution before continuing forward, depending on the driving surface and turn angle of the wheels). When the wheels are set in their straight position, the model covers a lot of ground—8 meters or more! Set the wheels in a gentler turn, or put the racer down on a less slippery surface, and watch your Drift Cobra complete two or three full circles.
The DIY model kit for the Drift Cobra Racing Car includes 370 parts, with an estimated assembly time of nine hours, and is rated Advanced level. Why not take a page out of Carroll Shelby's book and experience the pride and satisfaction of building a beautiful, functional automotive machine with your own hands. Everything you need for this challenging but doable DIY wooden puzzle project comes right in the box: high-quality plywood boards with precision laser-cut pieces that you snap out then snap together without the 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.
Ugears model kits appeal to builders and hobbyists who love quality, clever design, and who appreciate ingenious mechanical elements with real-world analogs. The Ugears Drift Cobra Racing Car is a great DIY idea and perfect gift idea for car lovers among your circle of friends and family. Anyone who loved the film Ford v Ferrari, who loves car modeling, DIY projects, 3D puzzles, or who appreciates outstanding mechanical and aesthetic design, is going to love the Drift Cobra Racing Car.
Size: 10.1 x 8.3 x 4.5 in Package size: 14.9 x 6.7 x 1.3 in Number of parts: 370 Level: Hard Assembly Time: 9 hours Recommended Age: 14+ Kit weight: 2.04 lbs
Round and round and back to where it's all begun… Take a trip to your childhood memories with Ugears beautiful nostalgic model,the Carousel, the classic merry-go-round implemented in top-quality sustainable wood.
Here you will find two types of carousel horses that rock up and down as the model spins. The core of the model is a center pole that rotates in a direction opposite to the main platform making it look as if the carousel spins faster than it really does and creates the fascinating dynamics of the whole construction. The pole rises over the roof making it visually more delicate and at the same time giving it more volume. Add little birds soaring over the roof of the carousel along with decorative flying lanterns and you may just sense the aroma of hot dogs and cotton candy!
The Carouselhas a wind-up key under its base that provides tension to the rubber bands attached to the main axle. The pendulum gears down the axle and makes the movement of the modules and details smoother.
It is great fun to observe the model in motion, but if you are one of those people who like to see with their hands, you can rotatethe Carouselmanually. This will allow you to examine every detail in slow motion and give you a full comprehension of how the mechanism works. Put it together, wind it up and we guarantee you will hear that music, feel the buzzing atmosphere of the holiday fair and remember how much joy it was to ride your favourite horse on its happy round and round trip.
Model Size: 8.3 x 8.3 x 10.2 in Package size: 14.6 x 6.7 x 1.8 in Number of parts: 305 Level: Hard Assembly Time: 7 hours Recommended Age: 14+ Kit weight: 2.29 lbs Manufacturer: UGears
HOW UGEARS MONOWHEEL WORKS
UGears has remade this model in a skeletal version, without the armor-like outer shell, so there is easy access to the rubber bands should they be replaced. Not to mention you can see the wonderful way the mechanisms work as it rolls around! You can use Monowheel in two different ways, as it operates in two modes. One ensures the Monowheel’s smooth ride provided by a jolt of momentum, while the other one engages a halting mechanism, in case you don’t know what your monowheel to roll too far away.
Dimensions:14.9 × 6.7 × 1.3 in
7.3”x 3.7”x 6.3”
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Made of high quality plywood; assembly requires no glue or cutting
4Kids Bear Cub
Color as you like:acrylic, gouache, watercolor, markers - you can use whatever you have (models don't come with paint or markers). Delicate contour lines on wooden parts make it easy to paint.
Cognitive and developing: Develops spatial thinking and fine motor skills. Captures the imagination of children for a long time.
Eco-friendly:is made of high quality wood, has a fragrant scent of wood and is pleasant to the touch.
Assembles easily:all component parts are already cut off and can be easily removed from the board. The model assembles like a puzzle without glue and special tools by following an illustrated color manual. While children are collecting some blocks, the adults can suggest their help: the joining parts are cut off precisely for the slots and for the assembly, you only need to insert the component pins, pressing them with your fingers. But if the fingers are too small, they may need some help. :)
Bear-Cubis a romantic, masterly guitar playing to his friends. His right paw moves up and down setting the rhythm of the melody. The left paw picks up the chord. Number of components: 8 Package Size: 6.5 x 3.5 x 0.2 in. Model Size: 3.3 x 3.9 x 1.3 in.
Building the model is fascinating and exciting: with your own hands you will put plywood details together to create a 3-dimensional moving mechanical marvel.
However, assembly is just a part of the fun: when the Roadster is finished you will definitely want to see what it is capable of and take it for a test-drive. Even when you get to the curb and are ready to put your model away, we would recommend to park it in a well-visible place in your house or office. Classic shapes and iconic Ugears’ design makes your Roadster a wonderful complement to any interior.
The unique charisma of the model comes from both its outstanding technical characteristics and detailed realistic retro-design. The clever combination of the plywood elements of different thickness – 0.08 and 0.16 inches – ensures that the motorcar’s body looks streamlined and clear. Open the hood to see the powerful V8 engine and watch the moving valves.
Your sports car has a transmission that switches it in three modes: forward, back, and idle. The driving direction can be adjusted with the steering wheel. The suspension of the front wheels makes the Roadster look even more realistic.
With a powerful rubber band motor, the car covers up to 13 feet in one winding. The winding key is designed to look like a spare wheel at the rear of the Roadster.
UGears Mechanical Theater is a fascinating and enigmatic model that brings to life the magic of the Theater. This model is a work of art and serves as a great souvenir. When the wheel is spinned you can see how heroes of the theatre like Prince, King, Castle, Dragon, Witch, Jester, The Princess and the Treasure Chest follows each other out.
The kit has all you need to assemble the Ugears mechanical theater. The unit comes with a set of high-quality plywood boards with precisely cut-out parts, a detailed step-by-step assembling instruction. The quality and accuracy of the parts are high due to a laser cut method that is employed to manufacture the wood. You can assemble them at home, in the park, or in the office on the table. All you need is your hands, patience, and assembly instructions. No glue is required for its assembly.
Mechanical Box business card dispencer
UGears Mechanical Etui/Box is an excellent model of UGears series to keep your mementos and trifles. The combination and working of the gear mechanisms at the top of this exquisite model imparts a visual appeal that stands it out from usual storage boxes. Its picturesque appearance and unusual method of working are guaranteed to appeal and make your guests curious about its way of working.
This enchanter is also perfect as an office centerpiece or as a curio for storing various small office items such as safety pins, paper clips or business cards.
This UGears model is made from quality wooden material and can be assembled without any glue. Each of its parts exemplifies quality and works with precision.
The kit includes two front panels that are interchangeable – one facilitates easy access to keeping and taking out your stored items while the other one holds your small items and protects them from spilling out.
This model is an office or home centerpiece. Fits standard sized business cards.
Pirate Ship In A Bottle Kit
End procrastination and indecisiveness while demonstrating basic mechanics with UGears Dynamometer. Similar to Ugears Pneumatic Engine, this model operates by transforming air pressure into motion. Simply blow into the top gear and watch the wheel spin the arrow. Let the barrow choose your next activity for the day, whether it be relaxing with the morning paper, washing the dishes, cooking dinner or enjoying the outdoors. Never be directionless again!
Ugears UGM-11 Truck represents a new generation of our mechanical models offering a higher level of sophistication and some new components. It is a feature-packed reproduction of a vintage truck resembling the iconic 1920’s Ford Model. A set of rubber-bands powers a chattering four-cylinder engine with moving pistons as well as a capable of shifting into forward, neutral, park, and reverse transmission. Inside the cabin is a working steering wheel and accelerator pedal that actually revs the engine. The UGM-11 Truck is what we call a 100% “Rubberpunk”; it is a perfect combination of both, clockwork and steampunk worlds. We deliberately designed this model to have a raw, open look so even the casual observer could appreciate the marvels going on inside. This wooden Truck kit may take some time to build, but the outcome is absolutely worth the effort for those who love mechanics.
UGears Tower Windmill is a fully functioning miniature replica of this world’s oldest mechanical invention. The earliest recorded reference of using the windmills goes back to the 1st century Greece. However, UGears toy designers got their inspiration from an early 17th century England. The Windmill Tower is an exact replica of a cylindrical stowntower windmill, built right outside the village of Charleston, Warwick county, in 19623-33. Interesting to know, that this particular windmill was restored in 1974 and remains the earliest tower mill in England to retain its working parts.
The model is powered up by a removable rubber-band motor, that activates the blades by the screw conveyor and the gear transmission. Once the motor is removed, the Windmill will continue to work, allowing to observe the fine working mechanism in great details.
Though based on 17th English classics, this model of post-medieval stone towers is spiced up with figurines of a famous duo of Spanish literature: Ingenious Nobleman Don Quixote and his quirky companion Sancho Panza.
UGears Tractor is a do it yourself delight and putting this decorative tractor together reveal the vintage and timeless power that your sturdy tractor brings to the field. This timeless model fits snugly anywhere in your home. This mechanical model works with the aid of a rubber band that activates an all-wheel drive motor which allows it to move on a flat surface showing clearly the workings of the gears, pistons, and levers. It has a transmission switch that provides three options: “park,” “drive” and “sport.” The “Drive” mode will get it going slowly, covering about 5cm per second. Switch the model to “Sport” to see your Tractor speeding up in its graceful splendor.
The model has all you need for assembling it, a set of high-quality plywood boards with precisely cut out parts, detailed step-by-step instructions.
Game Masters Screen
HOW UGEARS GAME MASTER’S SCREEN WORKS
When folded, the screen resembles a large book that unfolds into 2, to 4 panels that can be easily set up in an upright position to accommodate cheat sheets of standard size: A4 or 8.5″ x 11″. The size of the screen can be easily manipulated, with its panels folding in just one easy motion with the help of the sliding lock mechanisms on top.
The highlight of this set, however, is a dice tower that at first glance looks like a book back when the set is folded. It is a perfect secret feature that the game master can use to create some drama at the table and throw the die in secret not revealing the results right away.
GAME MASTER’S SCREEN DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions:14.9 × 6.7 × 2 in
11.8" x 2.8" x 13"
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The UGears Card Holder set is a part of a series of unique smart devices for true board game lovers that not only like to keep all the game accessories in order but also have a passion for elegant mechanisms. The UGears team is always trying to do their best to add their signature mechanical elements to every 3D puzzle set in a subtle way. This, in return, adds a bit of magic that is based on simple physical principles into every set. This series is not an exception, however odd the idea might sound at first, but RPG tabletop games are sure to only benefit from smart mechanical accessories that will create a unique setting on the table while being functional and very handy at the same time.
The Card Holder set is a perfect example of what happens when style meets functionality. When assembled it looks like a beautiful wooden box with whimsical patterns, and, moreover, does not take up much space. It is convenient to carry it with you to the next place of meeting with your friends, and it is ideal for a dramatic show-off to them before the start of the game.
After a couple of hours of an exciting assembly process with no need for glue or any special tools, the Card Holder set turns into a real treasure chest with an elegant locking mechanism and a mechanical secret hidden inside. 12 card compartments are designed to accommodate up to 400 2.48” x 3.46” cards and are big enough for you to keep cards in their sleeves inside. But don’t be fooled by its elegant exterior, the Card Holder set is not just a fancy container that you can keep your cards in to save some space on your table, it is also a handy card display accessory that helps you clear the battlefield even more, as you just have to reach for the card you need as all the stacks are perfectly visible, once you open the lock with a self-contained latch.
V Express Steam Train With Tender
V-Express Steam Train with Tender is here to take you on a journey of innovations and technology. Getting its inspiration from the Victorian Age of inventions, UGears created this fascinating steam locomotive model; an iconic symbol, commencing the beginning of global industrial transformation.
The exquisitely detailed design of V-Express allows you to observe the beauty of moving elements. Shacks and gears, the flywheel and the cylinder-piston arrangement; all these features make UGears V-Express look like a real locomotive.
Like all UGears mechanical transportation models, the V-Express is operated by a self-propelled motor, allowing the Train to move on its own. A single wind of the Train engine produces enough power to run up to 13 feet. The V-Express Steam Train operates on 3 settings: forward, back and idle. The “back” setting allows the Train to roll backward and automatically hook up with the Tender. The Tender, though designed as a part of the V-Express Steam Train with Tender model, is no less exciting and worth mentioning on an individual note. Designed based on the past century coal car, it is a fully functioning model, equipped with moving with elements like a locking hatch and dropping sides.
Steam Locomotive With Tender
This miniature replica of the 19th century steam engine is a perfect gift to celebrate the era of steam power. Despite being powered by a rubber-band motor, Steam Locomotive features an ingenious system of visibly functioning asynchronous pistons and valves connected to drive wheels through moving rods and linkages that creates a beautiful working example of a steam engine’s operations. The most popular model at our Kickstarter campaign, Steam Locomotive features real-life details such as, a fully equipped engineer’s cab with retractable step ladder, art-deco boiler trim, and a Tender with functioning doors. It is our largest and the most complex model to date; nonetheless, with easy to understand step-by-step instructions and quality design it can be fully assembled in a single session. A perfect gift for wooden train kits enthusiasts.
Bring in the crops with this working Combine Harvester! Ugears Original Combine Harvester model is a top-notch example of the wonders of mechanics. Just like a UgearsmodelsTractor, the Combine is set in motion by its rubber-band motor. Roll it backwards to power the motor up, release the handbrake, and watch it head for the fields with its spinning wheels and rotating cutter board just like a real harvester. A hidden storage compartment in the back gives you a place to keep your heirloom seeds for next season or could be used for sending love notes to your favorite farmer.
Constitution Ship In Bottle
Learn howthe CURVIMETER works:
The Curvimeter – or opisometer – is a device that measures the length of curved lines and helps to calculate the distance between the points on a map more precisely than a ruler or a compass.
The mechanism has a measuring wheel, a clock face and a hand. When the wheel moves along the line on a map that you need to measure, the hand moves around the clock face marked with measuring units – centimeters, inches, etc. All you need to do in the end is to check the map scale and to multiply your data by the denominator in the scale.
You can rely on the curvimeter when planning a hike with your friends or a family trip – it will help you to determine the distance you’d cover to get to your destination. The device is especially useful when you have no access to any electronic gadgets or the internet.
There is no verified information about the actual inventor of the curvimeter. Some sources say the credit of its invention belongs to the Roman engineer Virtuvius, who describes a very similar device around 23 BC. Others refer to a Chinese scholar, Zhāng Héng. Russian sources suggest that the curvimeter might have been invented by the polymath Mikhail Lomonosov who presumably initially called it “krivimetr”. All in all, the official first curvimeter patent belongs to the English engineer Edward Russell Morris who in 1873 registered “a novel device for measuring distances”.
The Curvimeter is used to measure the length of curved lines on topographic maps, charts, schemes, and plans. It is a common tool for map-makers, tourists, and road services..
o Assembleitanddiscoverthe principle of working oftheCurvimeter.
o Experiment:the model comes withaPocketModel’sStudyGuidewith a creation story and mechanism design as well as engaging and interesting tasks.
o ImmerseyourselfinAugmentedReality(AR),find out how the curvimeter is used, and interact with it via the dedicated Ugears application.
Measuring wheel with main and additional scales, and a hand.
Self-assembly from the parts, pulled out from wooden boards, according to easy-to-follow manual instruction. No glue or cutting needed
Model Size: 4.5 x 3.3 x 6.6 in Package size: 8.1 x 7.4 x 2.5 in Number of parts: 109 Level: Easy Assembly Time: 2 hours Recommended Age: 8+ Kit weight: 0.9 lbs