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UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit
  • UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit

UGears - Aero Clock. Wall clock with pendulum, wooden 3D kit

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Finally! For years Ugears has received many requests for a functional wooden clock that tells the time and works perfectly. The team of engineers and designers at Ugears have been working hard for a long time to make this dream come true.

Ugears presents the Aero Clock, a wall clock with a pendulum that really works.

Number of pieces: 320.
Difficulty: Advanced
Assembly time: 11 hours.
Recommended age: 14 years old.
Inside dimensions of the box: 37.8 x 17 x 5 cm.
Model dimensions: 75 x 47 x 16,5 cm.
Maximum height: 220cm

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The Aero Clock is not just a wooden 3D mechanical model or a nice object to show off. The Ugears Clock is a working clock that you can build with your own hands, place on the wall and wind it up, then watch the seconds, minutes and hours tick by. It is an ingenious wooden puzzle and clock mechanism, unlike any other, a beautiful piece of precise engineering that reveals the workings of a pendulum clock to both its builders and onlookers. Like all Ugears models, it has this touch of whimsical extravagance to capture and fascinate everyone.

This simple yet elegant Ugears clock is powered by the force of gravity, which pulls down a weighted bag (you can fill this bag with sand or salt). Pull the bag upwards on the rollers to wind the clock. When the weight is slowly lowered, it will turn a gear, which in turn sets an escape wheel in motion via a gearbox. The watch has a pendulum with adjustable weight, which interacts with the escape wheel through the continuous ticking of the anchor mechanism. You can adjust the ticking of the watch to the second by moving the upper and lower weights of the pendulum. The reducer also transmits the rotation to an hour disc and a minute disc. One of the most interesting features of this Aero watch is that the time is not indicated by hands rotating on a dial, but by a fixed indicator on the hour and minute discs, which are numbered and rotate slowly. Moreover, these discs rotate counter-clockwise.
Did you know that before standardisation, some watches moved clockwise and others counterclockwise? In the Ugears Aero Clock, the role of the "cuckoo" is played by a small model of a hot-air balloon. The suspended balloon descends rapidly when the clock strikes the hour, and then slowly rises again over the next hour.

The theme of the Aero Clock is the beginnings of aeronautics. It takes us back to the times of the first flights and the "balloon mania" in France and England at the end of the 18th century when the first free balloon flight took place in 1783. Two years later, the intrepid aeronauts Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries flew over the English Channel for the first time. Imagine yourself as a discoverer of new horizons and conqueror of the four winds. The box and the intriguing wooden clock mechanism represent an air base amidst the clouds, where the west wind of Zephyr blows and the filtered rays of the sun dapple the machinery, while you - in the role of an aeronaut - start a new voyage of exploration every hour on the hour.

The wooden model Ugears Clock celebrates the role that clocks played in exploration. Did you know that the problem of calculating geographical longitude, so important for maritime navigation, was solved with a clock? The idea came from the Dutch mathematician Gemma Frisius in 1530, but it was not until the mid-18th century, when the English watchmaker John Harrison developed a series of clocks suitable for ships and so accurate (accurate to ⅕ second per day), that ship captains could finally determine their position in the ocean to within a few nautical miles. By knowing the exact time in London (Greenwich Mean Time, GMT) and determining the time at their current position by observing the sky, navigators could now calculate where they were on the surface of the earth. The question of geographical latitude had already been solved by the Phoenicians in 600 BC by celestial calculations - measuring the height of the sun at noon or the angle between the star Polaris (or other navigational stars) and the horizon. But the problem of longitude would puzzle the explorers for another 2,000 years. After demonstrating the accuracy of his master clocks at sea, Harrison finally won the highest distinction, accompanied by a prize of £20,000 (today about 1,250,000 Eur.) as provided for in the Geographical Longitude Act that Parliament had enacted in 1714. Now you too can become a watchmaker, with the Ugears Aero Clock assembly model!

By building it, you will get to know the basic principles of clockwork and learn how the stabilising influence of a pendulum with its back-and-forth movements operates through an oscillating anchor, engaging and disengaging the gears in an escapement every second, thus regulating the (slow) descent of a weight, as it drives both the propulsion and time-measuring gears.

The Aero Clock with Pendulum by Ugears is a wonderful puzzle and the perfect project for the whole family. As you work together as a team to assemble this DIY Aero Clock wooden model, you will feel the satisfaction of creating something together, and not just any model, but a time meter that really works.
And at the end of this beautiful project, you will have a beautiful decorative object for your home that you can all enjoy together.

UGEARS creates attractive and imaginative mechanical models, made of wood, that move by themselves and can be assembled without glue.

Their designs are inspired by real mechanisms and show their love of art and ingenuity. At UGEARS they think that building these beautiful models should also be fun, and they dedicate their best engineering know-how.

The meticulous testing and quality control of their products has one-of-a-kind goal: to ensure that their models provide a captivating and rewarding experience for the whole family.

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