UGears - guess what I got in the mail yesterday

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#1

Guess what I got in the mail last night:

They are from the UGears kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/978262034/ugears-self-moving-mechanical-models?ref=nav_search which someone else posted a while back.

I have not had a chance to play with them much yet, but I’m sure I’ll find some time this weekend to put these models together.


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#2

I just wanted to leave just ‘dude’ but that’s to short for a reply

but DUDE this rocks


#3

That’s very neat. Fun project


#4

So cool. I’ve been wanting to pick one of these up for a while now. Would love some photos along the way as you put it together!


#5

Sure, I’ll post some pictures as I go.


#6

I just tried to buy the train its not available yet for public


#7

I would be tossing and turning for a long time trying to decide between assembling the things immediately, or preserving them to replicate on the Glowforge… I know that I will break or lose a part eventually, so being able to re-cut is critical.


#8

I’m scanning in all the parts before assembling it. Not that I want to replicate this model exactly, but I want to know how they did certain things, and I may want to recreate some of the parts and assemblies for other things.


#9

We got the Tram last week. Had the same debate about scanning it first for reference, but ultimately my son started assembly. The toothpick insertion is a bit testy!


#10

Cool!


#11

Very nice! Should definately keep you busy this weekend.


#12

How did this project go for you?


#13

I’m making a time lapse movie of the build. I should be done in the next week or so. Then I’ll post it here.