Did you missed UGEARS line of peculiar and atypical mechanical models? Well wait no longer, because here comes the Monowheel, rolling its way into your UGears mechanical models collection!
After going through many archival photos, UGEARS found this fun and astutely made transport device. The picture was of a person on a single wheel type of a vehicle who was looking very pleased with himself as he observed the curious device he was in. We couldn’t help but add this brilliant design to our collection!
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.
Two working modes guarantee even more fun. Mode one with the feet locked will give you uninterrupted rolling straight ahead for about 1.5 – 2 meters (5.7-7.6 ft) until the rubber-band motor’s resource is completely released. After that the model gracefully turns around and stops.
|Dimensions||14.9 × 6.7 × 1.3 in|
|Assembled size||7.3”x 3.7”x 6.3”|
|Estimated time of assembly||
|Number of parts||300|
|Tools and materials||Made of high quality plywood; assembly requires no glue or cutting|
The second mode with the feet in the unlocked position your Monowheel will roll ahead while the rubber-band motor is working. After that it turns around, its feet hide inside and the model keeps rolling until it runs into an obstacle. In this mode, the model can cover up to 5 meters, which inspired us to play some mechanical bowling using our new model as a bowling ball. We recommend this new sport to all our friends!
As to the technical characteristics: the Ugears Monowheel kit comes with 300 parts, including 19 spare parts. The assembled model measures at 185 х 95 х 160 mm and like all Ugears family models, it’s made of sustainably sourced high grade wood and has everything you will 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 Monowheel comes with step-by-step, full-color, truly easy to follow instructions in 11 languages (English, German, Ukrainian, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Chinese and Korean) and requires neither glue nor special tools to be fully assembled into functional Monowheel.
Let the fun roll in!
Some videos from Youtube!