Dynamometer ( ART 150 )
Package size: 14.6 x 5.7 x 1.2 in
Number of parts: 48
Assembly Time: 2 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Kit weight: 0.75 lbs
Spin the wheel, or let mechanics do it for you! The Dynamometer is a dynamic and unique model which uses the pneumatic principle to operate and wow the user. Blow into the top gear and a system of levers will transform air pressure into motion and spin an arrow at the center of the task wheel. Perfect for games with family or visitors, enjoy a round of "simon says" when you blow on the gear and perform whatever task the arrow comes to rest on.
From Archimedes to Leonardo da Vinci, simple machines are a staple of learning. A good understanding of them can help teach the basics of physics, mechanics, and craftsmanship. Carry on the legacy of the great inventors of the past with a kit that will engage your hands and mind. Many of them got their start tinkering with toys and tools, so what's the harm in trying?
Our primary focus is on toys with educational value. UGears puzzles contribute to developing the skills of logical thinking, attention span, concentration and attention to detail. Because of this, schools, learning stores, and homeschool coops are some of our most valued customers. Bring an engaging and effective learning environment right to your living room with UGears. We believe that learning is fun and our mission is to bring the gift of expanding the mind to children across the world.
Being built from 48 ready-to-build pieces, the UGears Dynamometer is a good educational model which teaches many basic principles of mechanics. One of the simplest UGears models, the mechanical Dynamometer demonstrates something called a "Geneva drive" which uses cascading gears and a mechanical junction to translate the continuous motion of one gear into the intermittent motion of the other.
The UGears Dynamometer design is inspired by real-life mechanisms, so you can see exactly how simple machines function to transfer energy and achieve their results. With no box hiding the gears and mechanisms, every blow on the gear sets in motion a wondrous series of rotations which culminates in the spinning of the arrow which is plainly visible to be studied and enjoyed by the user.
The Dynamometer is just as fun to build as to play with, so gather around with family and friends to construct your Dynamometer and share the satisfaction that comes with building your own toys. The Dynamometer is crafted from high-quality plywood boards using 48 precision-cut parts which require no adhesives or tools for construction. It can be assembled in under 2 hours with the help of the detailed instruction manual. No getting mired in messy glue or scouring the garage foe the right tool, just unbox and get right to building! Suitable for ages 14 and up.