UGears is a Ukrainian company that produces do-it-yourself, wooden model kits with moving parts using a patented plywood joint design. No tools or glue required!
All UGears models come with step-by-step, full-color, truly easy to follow instructions. Step-by step video instructions are also available online.
One of the intermediate UGears projects, the Mechanical Butterfly contains 168 parts and takes an estimated 3-5 hours to complete.
- Equipped with a rubber-band motor, the butterfly moves without an external power source or batteries.
Your Butterfly comes with two sets of wings, made of craft paper: one color and one beige, which you can paint as you like.The lower wings change their tilt angle when the model is working to ensure that the movements of the automaton resemble those of a real butterfly. Two front pairs of its legs move while the wings flutter. The back pair of legs are used as launch/stop levers of the rubber-band motor.
The Butterfly sits on a flower-shaped platform. The elastic support slightly bounces the model, making its movements more realistic so that The Butterfly dances and flutters in the air approaching the flower.
Model Size: 14.2 x 22.8 x 22.8 in