Item no .: 70128
Number of components: 184
Setup time: 4 hours
Model size: 21 x 18.5 x 18.5 cm
The precision of a clockwork is comparable to the planetary orbit of our home planet around the sun. Sundials were therefore extremely effective not only for displaying the hour of the day but also as a calendar. This knowledge must be well over 3000 years old, as excavations in Egypt have shown. Likewise, the Antikyther Mechanism is the oldest gear train in the world and shows how little we know about ancient cultures. The UGEARS kit globe starts in detail with the history of such mechanisms and in its own wonderful way depicts the rotation of the earth with the ecological fact of wood.
With a total of 184 individual components, which can be pre-punched and easily removed from a wooden panel, a small mechanical miracle in the form of a succeedglobethat also follows the style of a work of art. This is where the postmodern future meets history and represents the steampunk style of retro-futurism in a semi-open design. The manufacturer of mechanical models UGEARS appeals to both the tech-savvy model maker and the planet-interested star gazers. The orbital mechanics of the earth's rotation thus sits on a platform and can be precisely tracked..