Before the Age of Steam took over the world, drastically changing every
sphere of human activity, the only reliable transport available to travelers
had been strong and fast horses. Ugears looks away from high end technologies
and ultrahigh-speed to appreciate the time of travelling by horse-back with a
model joining nature and mechanics – the Bionic Horse.
Making the Horse quadrupedal was one of the project’s main challenges.
In the walking mechanisms designed by many engineers before, stability of the
moving construction was realized by means of additional extremities or other
extra-supports. Ugears’ wizards have found a smarter way to achieve stability
in motion. The absolutely unique mechanism of the model that makes your Horse a
real quadruped is a brand-new innovation developed by Ugears and presented for
you to test for the first time ever.
The designers paid special attention to the anatomy of the animal’s legs
to make sure that all the joints and movements closely resemble those of a real
horse. To animate the legs the engineers implemented a claw mechanism.
The bionic heart of your horse is a pendulum installed in the chest of
the mech. The oscillations of the pendulum slow the transmission of energy from
the rubber band motor to the movable elements extending the working time of the
The Bionic Horse won’t carry you over the horizon – the distance it can
cover in one winding is quite limited. Although, it is enough to observe the
work of the unique mechanism and enjoy the beauty of the mechanics of the
The mane and tail of the horse that are meant to flow in the wind are
made of flexible rubber bands. When moving, the mechanoid shakes its head
swaying its soft rubber mane.
Mechanical horse is a tribute to early automatons, the attempts to
create a walking machine made by the Ancient Greeks, inventors of Japan and
China, and Leonardo da Vinci himself. Let go of the rush and haste of modern
times. Withdraw yourself from the race for some time to hop on the relaxing –
but no less exciting! – stroll with the new Bionic Horse from Ugears!
The Ugears Horse-Mechanoid model kit is made of sustainably sourced
high-grade wood and has everything you might need for assembly. The
quality of the parts is top-notch: a laser method is used for cutting items
from a plywood board that provides precise hairline cuts. The details have to
be pulled out of the boards and assembled to create a complete model. Self-assembly, no glue needed.
Model size: 350×290×125 mm Package size: 378×170×42 mm Number of parts: 410 Level: Hard Assembly
time: 8-9 hours