the gyroscope has been a classic educational toy for generations and continues to fascinate young and old alike with its mysterious force that seems to defy gravity. this is an excellent tool to teach gyroscopic inertia. each gyroscope is packed in a blister pack with starting string, pedestal and instructions for several amazing tricks. made in usa.
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||6+|
|For Class||Class 2|
|Category||Physics Learning kits, School Project Kits, Electronics Learning Kits, Electricity & Magnetism Learning kits, DIY kits, Science Kits,|
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 2.8 inches
Item Weight: 3.2 ounces
This original TEDCO Gyroscope is packed in a blister pack.
Made in USA - manufactured in the state of Indiana since 1917!
Your gyroscope comes with starting string, pedestal and instructions.
Your gyroscope comes with starting string, pedestal and instructions