Creepy Crawler from the UKRAINE!
My build and review of UGEARS' new Hexpod Explorer Kit
This is a BRAND NEW kit from UGEARS that just started shipping about 2 weeks ago. It's only 388pcs, and sells for $49.90 before your 10% discount.
My Hexpod next to the box showing the stock unpainted build
This kit is a LARGE departure for UGEARS because it has NO tooth picks and is primarily powered by a large spring.
This is FAST mode
This is medium speed
Here is slow mode
This is everything included in the kit.
This kit comes with the same standard sandpaper and wax. The unusually components are two different size rubber bands and springs. The single large spring is what provides drive for the crawler.
The chassis is made up of 5 layers, I decided to use black Sharpie for all of them.
Explanation of how all the gears work to make one set of legs go one way and the other side move in the mirrored direction. The gears that are driven off the main center gear are all denoted with the arrows showing their direction of rotation.
Note: Gears driven off the main gear rotate in the opposite direction
The gears that drive the legs on the right are pointed out with the yellow arrows. They are NOT driven directly off the center gear. Instead they are driven off double tall gears that mesh with the center gear and are shown with the red rotation arrows below.
This picture shows how the gearing works to get symmetrical movement of the right legs.