The Horse Mechanoid is UGears first mechanical walking quadruped.
Long before the electricity and steam-powered engines made a significant
impact on society’s progress, horses were used as the main
transportation and hauling source. From very early on, in Ancient
Greece, Japan, and China, inventors inspired by the idea to enhance
nature’s most impeccable design with endurance and durability of the
mechanisms, attempted to build various walking machines.
Combining the ingenuity of Leonardo DaVinci’s inventions and
innovative ideas of the modern world, in an attempt to reincarnate those
walking machines, UGears created the Horse Mechanoid. Like all UGears
models, the mechanical Horse was built to move on its own, powered by a
genuine self-propelled mechanism. However, there were challenges along
the way of creating the Mechanoid and bringing it to perfection. While
solving the problem of stability of moving construction, UGears toy
engineers developed a new, revolutionary strategy. Following the
anatomical specifics of real horses, and to ensure that the Mechanoid’s
legs move like the ones of a real horse, UGears designers implemented a
claw mechanism. However, the moving element of the Horse Mechanoid is
its rubber band mechanism, connected to the movable elements, in
addition to a pendulum, located in Mechanoid’s chest.
Escape from electronics and modern technologies and dive into the romantic, old-fashion fun of horse-back riding.