The Counter is a stylised educational model, an interactive study guide to the mechanism, only for learning its essentials and principles of working. It registers repetitive actions. It is an integral part of a device called an “Odometer”.
The model has three cylinder gears with numbers from 0 to 9 and a Geneva Drive. This combination allows you to see an interesting mechanical feature: when the reciprocating motion of the click-button using the Geneva Drive mechanism turns into the rotary motion of the cylinder gears with numbers.
The Counter provides two options for data registering: a click-button on the roof of its body, and a turn handle on its side. Pressing the click button or turning the handle makes the Counter shift in one place. When the count passes 9, the Geneva Drive catches the next register cylinder and adds it to the count.
Altogether, the three-digit display of the Counter can register values from 1 to 999. You can open the front panel of the counter and reset it manually. Try counting steps on your way home. Or how many people you meet on a stroll through the park. How about, the number of blue cars passing by your house for one hour? Count stairs at home, at school, or at a friend’s house.
Model Size: 5.3 x 2.6 x 4.8 in (13.5 x 6.5 x 12.2 cm), Package size: 8.1 x 7.4 x 2.5 in (20.5 x 18.8 x 6.3 cm)
#WHY WE LOVE UGEARS?
We love Ugears for its beauty and challenge. Each of the models is a mechanical masterpiece that you get to put together yourself. For anyone who loves to make models, design or just tinker, this will make you want to do more. Patience and perseverance are required skills, not so much age. Although I would recommend that kids under 13 years be helped out by an adult. Now just up to you to choose your model. Good Luck!