Number of components: 300
Estimated time of assembly: 3 hours
Browsing through old photo archives we stumbled upon an image of a fun and smart transport device invented in the beginning of the 20th 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.
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.
Mode #1with the feet locked will give you uninterrupted rolling straight ahead for about 1.5 – 2 meters until the rubber-band motor’s resource is completely released. After that the model gracefully turns around and stops.
Mode#2 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.
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. Like all other Ugears models, the Monowheel comes with step-by-step, full-color, truly easy to follow instructions and requires neither glue nor special tools to be fully assembled into functional Monowheel.