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Gyrobot

Age Range

8y - 12y

Price

$44.95

Phone

800.587.2872

Introduction

2013

Types

10 Best Toys, Construction Toy, Educational Skills, Hobby, Other, Science, Toy

With this kit, young scientists explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope. Students learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity. By constructing various models with the motorized gyroscope unit, young engineers can experiment with and learn about the science of gyroscopic devices and the indispensable role they play in our lives. The models include the gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon (or artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker, and a flight simulator. At the core of these models is a unique motor-driven gyroscope. A gyroscope is a rapidly spinning wheel mounted in such a way that its axle can move in any direction. The kit includes a full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual that provides step-by-step assembly instructions, and scientific explanations. For for ages 8 and up.