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Monowheel

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Number of parts: 300
Time of assembly: 3 h
Model size: 18.5 * 9.5 * 16 cm
Moeilijkheidsgraad: Advanced
Product thema: Toys
€ 34,95
Before 23.45 ordered- tomorrow delivered
30 days warranty on parts
30 days return time
9.4 review rate
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We hope you’ve missed unusual and peculiar mechanical models, because here comes the Monowheel rolling in to join your Ugears collection.

Browsing through old photo archives we stumbled upon an image of a fun and smart transport device invented in the beginning of the XXth century. This was a single wheel accommodating one passenger-driver who looked so pleased with himself sitting inside his curious device that we couldn’t help but design one for our collection. We extended our research to find out more about single-wheel mechanisms and found ones that had no operator at all, developed as war machines and all covered in armor. What really inspired us was a similar approach to the transmission employed in all the prototypes starting in the 1860s: a moving outer element with a stationary mechanism inside.

Our peaceful minds striving for creation and curiosity took the best of those two prototypes and today we proudly present the all-wooden mechanical Monowheel!

No armor shell included – your new Monowheel is built in skeleton steampunk style, which means you can see and enjoy the beauty of moving gears. Despite its airy delicate appearance, your new model is quite sturdy – you can take it outside and give it a good roll around on the pavement and other hard and semi-hard surfaces.

The parts of the mechanism imitate a real steam engine. The lack of an outer shell grants easy access to rubber bands should you need to replace them.

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.

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!

4.67/5
3 reviews
Patrick
26/05/2021
Dit is een heel leuk model om te maken, én om te laten rijden als hij klaar is. Verbluffend hoe de mechaniek in elkaar zit, en hoe precies alle onderdelen passen.

Echt een aanrader!
R
18/05/2021
Leuk model om te maken
Wieke
18/04/2021
Mijn eerste bouwpakket van Ugears. Hele duidelijke handleiding. Motorische werking is waanzinnig om te zien!