We proudly present the all-wooden mechanical Monowheel, a curious and peculiar mechanical model rolling in to join your Ugears collection. This single-wheel mechanism is built in skeleton steampunk style which means you can see and enjoy the beauty of moving gears. The Ugears Monowheel is equipped with an original transmission inspired by its predecessors starting in the 1860s: a moving outer element with a stationary mechanism inside.
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! As to the technical characteristics: the Ugears Monowheel kit comes with 300 parts, including 19 spare parts. and like all Ugears family models it assembles easily following step-by-step, full-color instructions. Let the fun roll in!
||18,5 * 9,5 * 16 сm
| Estimated time of assembly
|| 4 hours
| Parts count