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Hurdy-gurdy Model kit

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Hurdy-gurdy Ugears keeps expanding the creative world of hobbies and opening an assembly process as an exciting game. Inspired by the art of Celtic and Scandinavian medieval craftsmen and...
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Data sheet Hurdy-gurdy

Brand Ugears
Reference DA-8412064
Type of product Scale model
Assembly To be assembled (no glue)
Age + 14+
Material Wood
Box size (cm) 37 x 17 x 5
In our catalogue since 2018

Hurdy-gurdy
Ugears keeps expanding the creative world of hobbies and opening an assembly process as an exciting game.

Inspired by the art of Celtic and Scandinavian medieval craftsmen and enriched by smart engineering of the XXI century Ugears is introducing — Hurdy-Gurdy – the world’s first mechanical musical model and the genuine gem of the collection.

It is the most extraordinary mechanical model kit which is all-in-one: model for self-assembly, toy and fully fledged musical instrument.

The Hurdy-Gurdy plays dancing melodies, from folk to modern, being the bridge between the medieval times and the present day.

The unique blend of the joy of creation, playing music, and engineering and design.

Just build it together with your own hands and feel like Stradivari or a popular Hurdy-Gurdy star! The Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy model was successfully launched on Kickstarter in July, 2017



About the Hurdy-Gurdy: History

The hurdy-gurdy is a string instrument that produces a sound resembling one of a bagpipe by a hand-turned wheel rubbing against the strings working similarly to a violin and a fiddle bow.

The history of this instrument begins in the 15th century.

One of the earliest forms of the hurdy-gurdy was the organistrum (a portable organ) in Medieval Europe.

After some modifications it became a common instrument among travelling musicians in England and went through its renaissance period in the later 17th-18th centuries as more of the noble class musical instrument for the amusement of the rich.

Those instruments were decorated by craftsmen with inlays and carving and had the built-in hurdy-gurdy mechanism into the guitar or lute body.

Some call the Hurdy-Gurdy music ""a medieval rock’n’roll"", which we find pretty cool.

It captured us and we decided to create the Ugears' version of the Hurdy-Gurdy.



Idea

Based on the 15th Century organistrum, Ugears has created an intricately detailed, fully functional mechanical version of this medieval instrument.

The finished model looks remarkably akin to the original 16th century hurdy gurdy, giving it a wonderfully medieval aesthetic.

This wooden attractive and educational model has a highly detailed exquisite décor of the body crafted in romantic style and turns the assembly and playing process into an exciting game and brings you hours of pleasure and fun.



Engineering Hurdy-Gurdy

The design of the Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy is based on the original prototype, therefore it includes the body, front and back decks, gears, crank (handle), wheel, neck, tuning pegs or hitch-pins, strings and tangent box that altogether form a single beautiful instrument.

This self-assembled mechanical musical model is super easy to play, creating sound as the hand-turned wheel rubs against the melody and bourdon strings.

The Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy’s tuning pegs have a gear reduction mechanism for finer sound tuning of the melody and bourdon strings.

For a more clear sound you can switch off the bourdon string using a little lever in the keybox.

Also we added the gear reduction mechanism into the crank (handle) to increase the number of wheel’s rotations.

This allowed us to get a smoother and richer sound and preserve the compact size of the model itself.



6 keys are spring-loaded with rubber bands and little cranks in the keybox to ensure softer and more convenient play.

Also the Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy has a special mechanism to adjust the height of both strings (melody and bourdon string) on the bridge and the beautiful planetary gears mechanism inside the body.



The length of the melody and the bourdon string is 250 mm (from bridge to the nut).

The length of the strings between the middle of the wheel to the bridge is 30 mm.



Assembling Hurdy-Gurdy

The Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy comes with everything needed for assembly.

All the pieces are precut into the plywood boards and are easily removed for assembly following the detailed instructions provided.

The only non-wood parts, by necessity, are the two strings that rub against the crank powered wheel and the rosin used to wax it.

Estimated assembly time of the Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy is 4-5 hours for beginners and less time for professional builders.

Assembles without glue or special tools and without toothpicks.





Tuning Hurdy-Gurdy

The model has a melody string for playing melodies and a bourdon string for a background sound.

6 keys correspond to 6 notes that are played by pushing the key while rotating the crank.

The released keys provide one more, seventh, note.

The second (bourdon) string is tuned by tuning the peg in unison to the melody string or in any melodic interval (quart, quint, octave).

The construction kit includes pieces of rosin to wax the wheel and improve the sound.



Playing Hurdy-Gurdy

The Hardy-Gurdy by Ugears is a full-fledged musical instrument.

It’s easy to play dancing melodies, from folk to modern.

To start the music flowing, the player just need to crank the handle with one hand to kick off a drone sound from the bourdon and melody strings.

Pushing the wooden buttons with the fingers of the other hand changes the pitch of the melody string, as ""spring-loaded"" wooden blocks essentially shorten the string.

Ugears will include some tablature with the kit to get newbies off to a flying start.

The instruction manual and a dedicated Hurdy-Gurdy landing page on Ugears website ugearsmodels.com will also include sheet music (tablatures), tips for assembling, tuning and playing Hurdy-Gurdy and musical lessons of playing Hurdy-Gurdy.

The Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy brings the unforgettable time of working together on things that are popular among people of any age.

Just put it together and you are ready to throw an original party giving a new spur to whatever music you like – whether it is folk or modern – playing your new unique Hurdy-Gurdy solo, duet, trio or quartet.


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Who is the manufacturer Ugears and what are its specificities?

The manufacturer Ugears offers you a wide selection of models and miniature objects made of light metal. What are its main products?

What are the specificities of Ugears models and miniatures?

Who is the manufacturer Ugears?

Ugears is a Ukrainian company known worldwide for launching the innovative concept of 3D mock-up puzzle made entirely with wood. The Ugears wooden model models are one of a kind and impress with their complexity. Each 3D Ugears puzzle ensures a creative experience that boosts concentration and stimulates fine motor skills from 8 years of age and older. These are wooden mechanical models to be assembled without glue, but following very clear interlocking instructions.

Ugears combines creativity, design and maneuverability in the design of its 3D models made from patented plywood. The manufacturer allows young people and players to understand in a playful way the principles of gear mechanics, locksmithing and watchmaking, but also the propulsion and interlocking systems of the different parts. His wooden puzzle models are replicas in motion thanks to an automatic crank system without motor. The more the mechanics take shape, the more the product will tend to "move".

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What are the specialties of Ugears?

The company Ugears offers a wide range of wooden mechanical gadgets intended for manual activities for young people from 8-10, but also decorative parts to assemble. All Ugears models belong to two main categories of specialties.

What are the specialties of Ugears?

The company Ugears offers a wide range of wooden mechanical gadgets intended for manual activities for young people from 8-10, but also decorative parts to assemble. All Ugears models belong to two main categories of specialties.

Ugears STEM LAB

Ugears has developed a series of educational and interactive models of models inspired by the mechanisms of objects and gadgets used in everyday life. These models are easily assembled and can be used as decoration. They are also perfect as a gift. Ugear mechanical models in the STEM category, short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, are gaining popularity, especially in the school environment. Their construction can be practical educational projects for adolescents.

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The Ugears Ugames are games of concentration and agility in the form of playful and creative 3D puzzles. You will have at your disposal pre-cut wooden parts that must be attached to each other through a nesting system. The template to follow and instructions are provided. Once all the parts are properly assembled, you will get a wooden 3D model that you can then paint.

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The Metronome;

The Counter;

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The Curvimeter;

The Arithmetic Kit.

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The ugears timer that really works;

The miniature ugears theatre;

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The ugears motorcycle model;

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