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Gyrobot Experiment Kit


$40.00 Members


PRODUCT: Gyrobot Experiment Kit
SIZE: Box is 13" x 8" x 2"
MATERIALS: Plastic and electronics
DESIGNER: Thames & Kosmos
This kit, which is a Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner, is a fun way to facilitate hands-on learning about the gyroscope. Children can explore the amazing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models: a gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon (or artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker, and a flight simulator. Young engineers can experiment with and learn about the science of gyroscopic devices and the indispensable role they play in our lives.

A gyroscope is a rapidly spinning wheel mounted in such a way that its axle can move in any direction. Because of the laws of physics, the gyroscope reacts to external forces differently than a non-spinning wheel would: it resists forces in certain directions. This behavior allows it to be used for all sorts of applications related to balance, rotation, and orientation. Gyroscopes are used in countless devices from smartphones, tablets, and video game controllers to airplanes and space telescopes. They perform tasks ranging from the everyday to the extraordinary.

A full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). 102 pieces. Ages 8 and up. WARNING – CHOKING HAZARD - SMALL PARTS. Not for children under three years of age.
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