Long before the times of mechanical transport, the most common and, frankly speaking, the only available way to travel had been strong and fast horses. Ugears looks away from high end technologies and ultra high-speed to appreciate the time of travelling by horse-back with a model joining nature and mechanics.
Making the Horse quadrupedal was one of the project’s main challenges. In the walking mechanisms designed by many engineers before, stability of the moving construction was realised by means of additional extremities or other extra-supports. Ugears’ wizards have found a smarter way to achieve stability in motion.
The designers paid special attention to the anatomy of the animal’s legs to make sure that all the joints and movements closely resemble those of a real horse. To animate the legs the engineers implemented a claw mechanism.
The bionic heart of your horse is a pendulum installed in the chest of the mech. The oscillations of the pendulum slow the transmission of energy from the rubberband motor to the movable elements extending the working time of the mechanism.
The Bionic Horse won’t carry you over the horizon – the distance it can cover in one winding is quite limited. Although, it is enough to observe the work of the unique mechanism and enjoy the beauty of the mechanics of the model.