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UGEARS: Elaborate Self-Propelled DIY Mechanical Models


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Laser-cut models run by rubber bands or gravity.

I'm mesmerized by how cool the locomotive is.

UGEARS are a series of 11 newmechnical models built from wooden pieces that spring to life with the help of rubber band engines, cranks, or with the assistance of gravity. Similar to balsa wood insects, the laser-cut pieces assemble like a puzzle without need for glue or adhesives. The most impressive design is an elaborate 480-piece steam locomotive that’s 12″ long and propels itself up and down a provided track with an internal engine.

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