The Ugears Horse-Mechanoid model kit is made of sustainably sourced high grade wood and has everything you might need for assembly. The quality of the parts is top-notch: a laser method is used for cutting items from a plywood board that provides precise hairline cuts. The details have to be pulled out of the boards and assembled to create a complete model. Like all other Ugears models, the Horse-Mechanoid comes with step-by-step, full-color, truly easy to follow instructions in 11 languages (English, German, Ukrainian, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Italian, Chinese and Korean) and requires neither glue nor special tools to be fully assembled into functional self-walking Horse.
The bionic heart of your horse is a pendulum installed in the chest of the mech. The oscillations of the pendulum slow the transmission of energy from the rubberband motor to the movable elements extending the working time of the mechanism.
The Bionic Horse won’t carry you over the horizon – the distance it can cover in one winding is quite limited. Although, it is enough to observe the work of the unique mechanism and enjoy the beauty of the mechanics of the model.
Making the Horse quadrupedal was one of the project’s main challenges. In the walking mechanisms designed by many engineers before, stability of the moving construction was realized by means of additional extremities or other extra-supports. Ugears’ wizards have found a smarter way to achieve stability in motion. The absolutely unique mechanism of the model that makes your Horse a real quadruped is a brand new innovation developed by Ugears and presented for you to test for the first time ever.
The designers paid special attention to the anatomy of the animal’s legs to make sure that all the joints and movements closely resemble those of a real horse. To animate the legs the engineers implemented a claw mechanism.
The mane and tail of the horse that are meant to flow in the wind are made of flexible rubber bands. When moving, the mechanoid shakes its head swaying its soft rubber mane.
Mechanical horse is a tribute to early automatons, the attempts to create a walking machine made by the Ancient Greeks, inventors of Japan and China, and Leonardo da Vinci himself. Let go of the rush and haste of modern times. Withdraw yourself from the race for some time to hop on the relaxing – but no less exciting! – stroll with the new Bionic Horse from Ugears!
Model size: 13,8*11,4*4,7 in (35*29*12,5 cm)
Package size: 14,6*6,7*1,6 in (37,8*17*4,2 cm)
Number of components: 410
Estimated time for assembly: 8-9 hours
CORE UGEARS FEATURES
NATURAL. Made from wood materials. UGEARS models are produced in Europe from high quality wooden materials. They are sturdy and long-lasting.
NO GLUE CONNECTION. Assembling without glue and chemicals. UGEARS models don’t need glue or special tools to connect parts. which makes watching it working and moving even more exciting. You can assemble them at home on the table. All you need is your own hands, patience, and assembly instructions.
SELF-ASSEMBLY. Parts are already cut and ready to assemble. Models are equipped with everything needed for assembly. The quality of the parts is very high – a laser method is used for cutting items from a plywood board. Firstly, you put the smaller parts together to form the large blocks: which will altogether complete the whole model.
MECHANICAL. UGEARS models produce motion, are self-propelled. Instead of a simple static display, each model is capable of a unique and fascinating range of self-powered movements, all without batteries, and some of them can go up to 5 meters!
UNIQUE DESIGN. Each UGEARS model is not just a construction kit, but a piece of art and a great idea of perfect mechanism embedded in each design. Putting them together, you bring the idea to life. The beautiful structure of gears is not only creating motion but also looks beautiful as home decoration.
EDUCATIONAL. Ugears models are perfect for family projects through hands-on STEM learning.
Each UGEARS model brings a rewarding feeling of assembling with your own hands, inviting you and your beloved into the awesome and cool world of mechanics. Assembling models is a fun and trending hobby for grown-ups and kids alike. It’s great to understand mechanical, engineering and math concepts. Dedicated to teaching the craft of woodworking, with a hefty dose of humour and realism, UGEARS puzzling unites parents and kids, fathers and sons. t’s unforgettable time which you share with your beloved ones making real things together.
Our designs are inspired by real-life mechanisms and embody our love of art and ingenuity. We believe that building these beautiful working models should be fun, and we have dedicated our engineering know-how and meticulous product testing and quality control to a single goal: Ensuring that our models provide an engaging and rewarding experience for the whole family.
UGEARS began as a startup established in 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. In less than two years we have taken fourteen of our visionary designs and brought them to life in the form of model kits made from sustainably sourced wood, delighting people throughout Europe. Our patented plywood joint design adds to our models’ popularity by making them simple and easy to assemble.
In 2015, backers funded our wildly successful Kickstarter campaign at 20 times over our original goal. To us, this says that even in our world of video games and virtual reality, people still get excited when they find creative and fulfilling ways to use their hands. Our business fuels this excitement as well as gives individuals and families the opportunity to come together through the joy of hands-on modelling.
Please take a moment to review our catalogue and website. Then join us in bringing our old-school, but yet-so-cool world of mechanical modeling to builders everywhere!
The UGEARS Team