produced since 1917, the gyroscope has been a classic educational toy for generations. it continues to fascinate young and old alike with its mysterious force that seems to defy gravity. put a spinning gyroscope in the box and watch the box spin like magic!this is an excellent tool to teach gyroscopic inertia. gyroscope technology is used in numerous applications of everyday life including navigation. this original tedco gyroscope is packed in a sturdy styrene box as pictured.
science behind gyroscope:
a gyroscope is a device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principles of angular momentum. mechanically, a gyroscope is a spinning wheel or disc in which the axle is free to assume any orientation. although this orientation does not remain fixed, it changes in response to an external torque much less and in a different direction than it would with the large angular momentum associated with the disc's high rate of spin and moment of inertia. the device's orientation remains nearly fixed, regardless of the mounting platform's motion, because mounting the device in a gimbal minimizes external torque.
applications of gyroscopes include inertial navigation systems where magnetic compasses would not work (as in the hubble telescope) or would not be precise enough (as in icbms), or for the stabilization of flying vehicles like radio-controlled helicopters or unmanned aerial vehicles. due to their precision, gyroscopes are also used in gyrotheodolites to maintain direction in tunnel mining.
for over 70 years, tedco toys company of indianapolis, indiana, usa has produced and sold gyroscopes all over the world. please note that this gyroscope is handmade, hand inspected and imported from usa to ensure optimum performance & usage. the design of this gyroscope has an intentional break on the outer ring, which will enable the flexibility of the frame and this design has not changed since its production in 1917. adjustments are necessary over time to keep the gyroscope in perfect working order.
|For Age Group||8+|
|For Class||Class 3|
|Category||Physics Learning kits, School Project Kits, Science Kits, Electronics Learning kits, DIY Kits, Electricity & Magnetism Learning Kits,|
Number of Puzzle Pieces : 1
Batteries Required : No
Batteries Included : No
Remote Control Included?: No
Color: Multi color
Item Weight: 100 g
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm
Manufacturer's Minimum Suggested Age (years) : 8+
This original TEDCO Gyroscope is packed in a sturdy styrene box as pictured.
The box measures 4" x 4"
Made in USA - manufactured in the state of Indiana since 1917!
Your gyroscope comes with starting string, pedestal and instructions.
Classic scientific gyroscope toy
Features a mysterious gravity defying force
Fabricated of a high quality metal
Comes with easy to follow instructions
Kids can learn amazing tricks