The fascinating thing about a gearbox is that it can both add up and minimize drive forces. The Antikythera mechanism, an astronomical clock, is the ancient example of a planetary gear that functions as a summing gear. With the astronomical clock, from the time between the 70th and 60th centuries BC. BC, calendar relationships could be reflected. In contrast, the compass car, a mobile direction indicator, which was more than 2000 years older, worked with a subtraction gear. Nowadays it is impossible to imagine automobiles without the differential as a distribution and epicyclic gear transmission. Its inventor is none other than Leonardo da Vinci. The new UGEARS MINT model VARIOMATIC is an artful homage to these drive technologies.
Number of components: 104
Setup time: 4 hours
Model size: 16.8 x 12.8 x 10.6 cm