This stylized model of Earth features a set of decorative continents, a rotating mechanism, and curious little extras that make the model even more interesting. All details are of high-quality plywood and pre-cut with a precise laser. No glue or additional tools are required to assemble your Globe.
The main module of the model is comprised of two parts: the globe and the platform with the mechanism. The sphere of the globe sits on an axle inclined along the same angle as the axis of the Earth. The Globe is animated by means of a rubber-band motor. However, in this case, the motor uses a different type of winding method. A lever in the base pulled once clock-wise all the way willfully wind-up the mechanism. As soon as the lever is released, the gears begin their work. To slow down the spinning of the Earth sphere, the Globus employs a pendulum reduction mechanism. But if you want it to rotate even slower, you can manually turn the Globus and watch the continents float slowly by.
In addition to the main module, the model comes with two interchangeable extra-modules: the Shuttle and the Sputnik. Choose, which satellite you want to circle your Globe today, and set it on special support. The satellites are also powered by the rubber-band motor and connect to the main module via the planetary gearing. Due to this connection, the satellites rotate almost twice as fast as the globe and make almost two full spins in one pull of a winding lever.
The model is easy enough to assemble and very interesting to observe in motion. Unique mechanism and iconic design – all the signature features that make Ugears models a clever gift and the perfect decoration for any home or office.
No tools or glue required!
Finished size: 8.3 x 7.3 x7.3 inches
Number of components: 184
Assembly time: 4 hours
Age Recommendation: 14 - 99 years old