Prepare for a fascinating adventure with the UGEARS Hexapod Explorer - a remarkable wooden mechanical spiderbot that's part insect, part robot, and part extraterrestrial rover. This unique model offers an incredible walking experience, making it one of the coolest crawlers available on the market.
The Hexapod Explorer is powered by a robust spring motor, allowing it to walk up to 3 meters on its own legs, without the need for an auxiliary or supporting wheel, unlike other models. Its impressive ability to bear its own weight and navigate slightly rough terrains makes it reminiscent of a planetary rover exploring new worlds. What sets the Hexapod Explorer apart is its variable speed dial, enabling you to control its movements. You can make this robo-bug creep, crawl, or skitter at the speed of your choice. When the Hexapod stops walking, simply pick it up, and watch its legs come to life, flailing about like a real insect, crab, or spider. It's a mesmerizing creation that can evoke both fascination and a touch of eeriness, depending on your perspective.
The Hexapod Explorer kit contains 388 pieces and features a sturdy metal spring that powers the robot's walking action. It includes rubber band foot pads for enhanced traction on smooth surfaces. This DIY model is rated at a medium assembly level and takes approximately 8 hours to complete. The internal spring is wound using a ratchet key located on the belly, ensuring a secure and slip-free winding process. The Hexapod Explorer can conquer rough terrains and even step over obstacles measuring 1-2 cm in height. To set it in motion, crank the model, choose your desired speed using the dial on the Hexapod's head, and release the "go" switch at the rear. You can adjust speeds at any time, whether mid-run or on the next go.
The Hexapod Explorer is a testament to the winning design of the six-legged, hard-shelled beetle, brought to life through Ugears' exceptional craftsmanship. Its lifelike movements might even tempt you to play pranks on unsuspecting friends by presenting them with a resting, partly wound-up Hexapod, set on high-speed skitter mode for maximum surprise. However, be cautious as this could lead to unintentional dropping or flinging of the model. The same caution applies to cats - the combination of cats and Hexapods may not be ideal, unless you're keen on filming a viral video of your cat's reaction!
The Ugears Hexapod Explorer is a fantastic gift idea for friends or family members who love nature, insects, robots, model building, DIY projects, puzzles, or anyone who appreciates outstanding mechanical and aesthetic design.
Model Kit Specifications:
- Model Size: 10.6 x 8.7 x 3.7 inches (27 x 22 x 9.5 cm)
- Package Size: 14.9 x 6.7 x 1.1 inches (37.8 x 17 x 2.8 cm)
- Number of Components: 388
- Assembly Time: Approximately 8 hours
- Assembly Level: Medium
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