UGears - STEM LAB Pendulum
The UGears STEM LAB Pendulum is an educational model and interactive study guide to learn what makes a pendulum work. The Pendulum is one of the basic and most reliable time measuring mechanisms....
Its working principle is based on the model’s constant amplitude oscillation under the force of gravity (weight) and potential energy (tension force) of the rubber band. The rubber band powers the mechanism of the model and compensates for the pendulum’s oscillations’ kinetic energy loss. The device is animated by means of Gear Unit with a Windup Wheel.
Model includes an anchor escapement controlling the frequency of oscillations, a weight, a scape-wheel, gearing, a rubber band, a ratchet and a pawl for reducing operation error. The model has several means to control the frequency of oscillations: the weight of the pendulum bob, the vertical position of the weight on the pendulum, and the tension of the rubber band.
Pendulums are mainly used in mechanical clocks as an element of a launch mechanism and the way to provide a steady rate. In the musical sphere, metronomes that have pendulums as their chief constructional element, help musicians practice playing to a regular tempo. Pendulums are also used in geological surveying, seismography, sports, and laboratory research in mechanics and physics.
- Great STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Project
- Number of Parts: 92
- Assembly Time: 2 hours
- No need for tools or glue
- Recommended age: 8+