Assemble it and discover the principle of working of the Car
Differential. ·Experiment: the model comes with a Pocket Model’s
Study Guide with a creation story and mechanism design as well as engaging and interesting
tasks. ·Immerse yourself in Augmented Reality (AR), find out
how the Counter is used in a production line, and interact with it via the
dedicated Ugears application.
Learn how the DIFFERENTIAL works: The Differential is a stylized educational model, an interactive study
guide to the mechanism, only for learning its essentials and principles of
working. The Differential was designed to ensure that the drive wheels sitting
on the same axle rotate with a different rate and cover different distances at
the same time. This mechanism allows the car to make turns without the wheels
skidding, prevents wheel-slip, reduces tire wear, and makes entering and going
out of turns easier for the driver. Having assembled the Differential, you can
unblock it pushing the lever in position 1 (Up) and set both wheels in motion
by rotation of the drive gear or the wheel. The Control lever regulates the
smooth locking of the left and right wheels independently by turning left or
right respectively. In the “down” position of the lever, both wheels are linked
in a rigid coupling and can either rotate together (propelled by the drive gear
or a wheel) or lock simultaneously (by the lever of the wheel).
When and who invented it: The car differential was invented by French engineer Onesiphore Pecqueur
in 1825. In the 1930s of the 20th century, German automotive engineer Ferdinand
Porsche made significant improvements to the device.
Usage: Differentials are used mainly in cars as a part of the transmission
mechanism. They improve maneuverability and performance of a car.
The mechanism of the Differential is composed of: • The drive gear • The locking lever • The side gear • The locking clutch • The wheel
The Differential is developed to serve as a learning tool rather than a
puzzle. Just like the rest of Ugear’s collections, putting STEM-lab models
together is fun and comprehensive: everything you need to build, learn and discover comes in a box. There you will find: • High-quality wooden boards with pre-cut details and other standard
supplies. Assembly requires no glue or additional tools. The details come out
of the boards with a slight push. • Detailed step-by-step color instruction manual. Easy to follow – easy
to learn. • Examples and suggestions for your fun hands-on projects. • QR-code to Pocket Model’s Study Guide (the Differential Essentials
with description of the mechanism, principle of working, main characteristics,
definitions, and formulas). • QR-code to Ugears AR Application. New exciting feature from Ugears to
make your learning experience even more fascinating!
Model Size: 175×135×105mm Package size: 205×188×63mm Number of parts: 163