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How to tune a UGears Hurdy-Gurdy

From this article, you will find out how you can build your own fully functional musical instrument, how to tune a UGears hurdy-gurdy and play it like a real musician. What is Hurdy-Gurdy? What notes can UGears Hurdy-Gurdy play? How should UGears Hurdy-gurdy be tuned? What is used to sound the strings on a Hurdy-Gurdy? How do you rosin a Hurdy-Gurdy? Hurdy-gurdy tuning: typical problems and mistakes How hard is it to learn the Hurdy-Gurdy? What is Hurdy-Gurdy? The Hurdy-Gurdy is a musical instrument invented in the 15th century. It produces a bagpipe-like sound occurring from the...

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Halloween: interesting history and traditions of the holiday

Halloween is traditionally celebrated on the night from 31 October to 1 November. This night is also known as ‘All Saints’ Eve’. There is a legend that evil spirits visit our world that night. But we have a way to protect ourselves from them! We must wear creepy clothing. And another way is to put a pumpkin with a carved dreadful face and a burning candle inside on your sill. Also, these lights made of pumpkins are called Jack-o’-lanterns. History of the celebration The history of the celebration began in Pre-Christian epoch. It was the time of Celts. They lived in the areas of modern-day Ireland,...

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Drift Cobra Racing Car. Assemble Me. Burn tires!

Automotive new one We know you love car modeling. You can enjoy the Ugears Dream Cabriolet, Roadster, and U-9 Grand Prix. Well, we want to warn. Prepare some space on the shelf… because we introduce a new powerful mechanical model from the Ugears Automotive collection. Shelby Cobra So, read carefully. Now we are introducing the Drift Cobra Racing Car. It is a beautifully-styled, two-seat convertible. Our twist on what may be the most revered sports car of all time: the Shelby Cobra 427. The Cobra 427 was produced between 1965-67. It had a 7.0 litre 450-510 horsepower engine. And it did 0-60 mph in just...

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Wooden mechanical 3D puzzles

Best for adults and kids We live in a modern world of toys and conundrums. And it is very hard to find something that adults will like. Moreover, this is even more true for kids. Advent of gadgets and other electronic devices has complicated the problem of choice to much. While choosing a present for children, parents pay their attention to some products. They should be under the following criteria: environmental friendliness, endurance, safety, quality and uniqueness. Also, value for money is very important for adults. It is like the uniqueness of a chosen toy. If you think that it is impossible to find such...

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The mechanical model Dream Cabriolet VM – 05

Retro conundrum Welcome to the age of poufy skirts and luxury cars! You can feel this retro atmosphere. The unique conundrum from UGears - Dream Cabriolet VM – 05 invites you to the atmosphere of the previous century. The model is driven by engine on elastic. Particular attention should be paid to the details of the car. They look maximally realistic. In addition functional wipers and window raisers, jack and toolbox are placed under the rear trunk. Tune it in and make your way to the dream land! The land soaked with atmosphere of 50-s on your Cabriolet! Top quality components The puzzle is made from...

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Marble Run Stepped Hoist: Assemble Me. Let my marbles go!

Marble run. 2.0. We are introducing the new version of a Marble Run Stepped Hoist. It is the second kit in a series of Ugears modular marble runs. The new model has a 3-stage variable lift. It moves the marbles back and forth as they rise to the top. And here is the start of their amusement park adventures. The model has three tracks. The first consists of a 2-marble accumulator and serpentine run. The second is a hammer swing inside a C-shaped cradle. And. Finally, the third has a whirlpool or funnel. Fascinating model The Ugears Marble Run Stepped Hoist is a mechanical marvel. It combines art and...

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Hexapod Explorer: Assemble Me. Step with me

Unique wooden puzzle kit by Ugears We are happy to introduce the Ugears Hexapod Explorer. It is a part insect, part robot, part extraterrestrial rover. The Hexapod Explorer can walk up to 3 meters on its own legs. Because of a powerful spring motor, this model don`t need an auxiliary or supporting wheel like other models have. Like a planetary rover This model can bear its own weight, on the legs alone. It allows the Hexapod Explorer to navigate slightly rough terrain, like a planetary rover stepping out of the capsule to explore new worlds. And the Hexapod Explorer has another amazing feature! The...

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Ugears Marble Run Chain Hoist. Assemble Me. Race with me

The construction The Marble Run Chain Hoist not only a beautiful kinetic sculpture. It is an intricate toy that teaches as it entertains. This DIY wooden model run features a chain hoist powered by a hand crank. In addition, it is shown as a series of tracks, each with its own unique and fun obstacle or element.  The marbles running Turn the handle clockwise to set the machine in motion. Then watch as the wooden chain hoist collects and lifts the marbles to the top of the machine. Here you can see a 3-way switch distributes them on different tracks. One marble plunges down a chute with a loop-the-loop at...

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Ugears Mechanical Aquarium: Assemble me. Splash with me

A secret of fish The Mechanical Aquarium from Ugears is an ingenious saltwater fishbowl. It has two pet tropical fish chasing each other around a forest of macroalgae fronds. Moreover inside of each hides another small inhabitant of the marine environment — a seahorse! Unique realistic action This is not only a DIY aquarium wooden model kit. With its original theme and design, it became a fine addition to the UGears 3D puzzles Catalogue you can see that it also features a unique mechanical action. The fish and algae rotate simultaneously and in parallel at different speeds and in different...

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Happy Independence Day with UGears!

The fight It has not been easy for us as a nation. Starting from the Boston Tea Party and finishing with Britain acknowledging the end of their dominion over our land and people, it has been a struggle which cost a lot. We paid a heavy price in the fiery crucible of warfare, but eventually the chains which held us were broken down and the backbone of the nation was forged, paving the way for us to become the power we are today. The outcome Like that symbol of our independence once presented to us by the French, the Statue of Liberty, we hold the fire of freedom, enlightening our lives and giving hope to...

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UGears Aero clock. Wall Clock with Pendulum

The time has come! For years, we've been hearing the same question again and again. This question was about time. “Can Ugears create a working clock model kit, one that actually keeps accurate time?" A fully functioned mechanical wooden clock has long been our #1 "most-requested" new design. Your dream has also been our dream. It forced our team of dedicated Ugears engineers and designers to work hard to bring this shared dream into reality. Finally, the wait is over. Ugears is proud to present the Aero Clock, a fully functioning DIY wall clock with pendulum. DIY watches The Aero Clock is one of the...

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Family comes first! 3D puzzles as a gift for the head of your family

Parent – kid magic There is something unspeakably beautiful about the way we pass on our knowledge, skills and aspirations to our kids. They will choose to follow some paths, but not others. What’s important, though, is for them to have the options, the freedom of choice and the support of their loving parents. UGears invites you to embark of an adventure for the whole family, assemble that model together with your loved ones and marvel at the resulting piece of wooden art! Ugears top models for any taste! Boys grow, get their families and eventually many become fathers. Growing older and wiser...

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Fathers choose UGears

Spending quality time with your kid Whether it’s drawing, doing a sport, playing an instrument or simply having a light-hearted chat over a cup of morning coffee, the time we spend with our children is truly invaluable. Assembling Ugears models is an exciting way which the whole family can take part in. A range of models to choose from There are sets to suit all ages and tastes. Music lovers may choose Hurdy-Gurdy, a musical instrument which can actually be played once assembled. Those with passion for adventure and exploration may be interested in our Research Vessel model. The lovers of speed, wild...

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New mechanical marvel – Ugears Windstorm Dragon

Journey to the Mechanical Kingdom Welcome to the dwelling of a wise and cunning beast guarding countless treasures he will only reveal to the one bold enough to face his mechanical magic! Behold – the magnificent Windstorm Dragon of the Ugears’ automatons collection is here to challenge your wits and skills in your next mechanical models adventure. Dragon Heart Your new magnificent pet made of 3D wooden puzzles has an open-style design that allows you to see its mechanical heart – rubber-band motor – beating. This model has a winding key in the frontal part of its chest. To wind it up, hold the...

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Greening of the planet with UGears

We are happy to inform you that UGears is taking part and is a partner of the global initiative "Greening of the planet".  Our joint aim is to plant 1 million trees in 100 countries in one day, on April 10. We appreciate your support as well. Please put your own plant, take a photo and register it on the project website or just send the details to us and we’ll fill the form for you. You can use the UGears assembled models and 3D puzzles on your photos and it will help to promote the brand. We would be happy to see your shared photos with us as well so we could use it in brand...

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Model of the week: Ugears Theater

The loyalty program continues Today ugearsmodels.us is thrilled to announce the continuation of our loyalty program in which we offer extra discounts on selected models. We aim to bring you the best wooden puzzles and educational DIY sets, which you can assemble together with your family or friends! There are dozens of models to suit every taste and preference! The young actress Theater had been her passion for years, ever since her primary school days. She would imagine herself on the stage, acting out plays in front of the delighted audience. Oh, the deafening applause, the standing ovations, bouquets...

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Assemble Ugears Variator Model And Discover The Principle Of Its Working

Find out about the Variator The Variator is a device that transfers and adjusts the engine torque by changing the ratio of gears. Gear ratio can change automatically, manually or within a pre-set program. The term most drivers use is Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT. With the Ugears Variator wooden mechanical model you can learn and comprehend one of the most important parts of a car. Who invented the Variator and When In 1879 an American entrepreneur Milton Othello Reeves invented a device for use in sawmilling. That he then called a variable-speed transmission. Later he began fitting this...

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Model of the week: UGEARS Tram on Rails

Our loyalty program Ugearsmodels.us is happy to announce the continuation of our loyalty program in which we offer extra discounts on selected wooden model kits. We aim to bring you the best mechanical toys which you can assemble together with your family or friends! There are dozens of models to choose from, to suit every taste and preference! San Francisco trams The iconic San Francisco tram, typically referred to as a cable car, has been around since 1873. It endured the deadly 1906 earthquake and the plans to update the city transportation system in the middle of the 20th century. However, the cable...

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Find Out About The Random Generator And Learn How It Works With Ugears

Heads or tails For generations, humanity has been futilely wrestling with perennial questions, such as whose turn is it to take out the rubbish? Who will hoover today? And, of course, who does the dishes? Those who volunteer to do all these chores have our eternal respect. But what if no one volunteers? The fair way to handle this would be to let chance decide and throw a coin. If you have ever bet on heads or tails, this means you got close and personal with probability theory and its practical application. Mechanical method for random questions Ugears suggests an alternative to the classic coin...

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The power of the card: UGears mechanical cardholder

The perfect space It was Friday and Dan was about to leave his office for the weekend. He wanted it to be perfect, as a milestone meeting where the fate of his company would be decided was scheduled for Monday morning. They were about to strike a deal which would give them that big order – and they really needed it. Dan looked around the room attentively for the last time. Something was missing, but what? His desk was businesslike, as usual, with nothing but his laptop occupying it. That’s when a craftsman in him stirred and whispered softly but insistently. Dan smiled… Woodwork Back at his place...

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