Aero Clock model kit
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The Aero Clock isn't just a 3D wooden mechanical model or a pretty showpiece. The Ugears clock is an actual working clock that you can build yourself, mount to a wall, wind up, then watch as the seconds, minutes and hours tick by. The Aero Clock is an ingenious puzzle and DIY clock mechanism, unlike any other clock. It is a lovely piece of precise engineering that reveals the workings of a weighted pendulum clock to builders and viewers alike. Like all Ugears models, it also has that extra touch of whimsy to captivate and charm our growing legion of fans.
This simple yet elegant Ugears clock is driven by the force of gravity pulling down a weighted bag [you can fill the bag with sand or salt]. Raise the bag on its pulleys to wind the clock. As the weight slowly descends it rotates a drive gear which then rotates an escape wheel through a reducer. The clock features an adjustable weighted pendulum which interacts with the escape wheel through the steady tick-tock of the anchor mechanism. You can adjust the clock's ticking action to the second by sliding the pendulum's top and bottom weights. The reducer also transmits rotation to an hour disc and a minute disc. One of the interesting features of the Aero Clock is that time is not read with rotating hands on a clock face, but rather a fixed pointer indicates time on the slowly-rotating numbered hour and minute discs. Moreover, these discs rotate counter-clockwise—did you know that before standardisation, some clocks moved clockwise while others moved counter clockwise? In the role of "cuckoo” the Ugears Aero Clock features a model hot air balloon. The suspended balloon rapidly descends when the hour strikes, then slowly rises again over the course of the next hour.
The Ugears' Aero Clock with pendulum is a marvellous puzzle and the perfect family project. When you work together to assemble this DIY wooden clock model kit, you will experience the satisfaction of building something together, and not just any model, but an actual functioning timepiece. Afterwards, you'll have a beautiful object for the home, something your family can enjoy together as time goes by.
|Number of parts
|75 x 47 x 16.5cm