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Original TEDCO Gyroscope - Nostalgic Twin Pack

  Original TEDCO Gyroscope - Nostalgic Twin Pack
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Wind the string, give it a pull, let your gravity-defying gyroscope go! Get set for an audience – the tricks quickly begin!

When the gyroscope’s wheel is spun you can expect amazed onlookers. It’s ability to balance while spinning on a piece of string or hover sideways is counter-intuitive, and that’s what makes it so much fun!

Gyroscopes are used in aircraft position orientation, satellites, and many robotic applications of science. They are excellent as toys for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

We expect as Fat Brain types, it’s likely that the above information is not enough for you and understanding is what you’re after. We aim to please. Knowing the science will only add to the fun of the discoveries of what your gyroscope toy can do.

How it works:
Gyroscope toys are a metal wheel spinning inside a metal frame. When the wheel on a gyroscope is spun, the spinning motion of the wheel creates a force that resists any attempts to change its position. The wheel wants to keep turning at the exact same orientation. A helpful analogy: If you throw something with mass through the air, you know that it will take a force to change the direction of the object flying through the air. It’s the same with a gyroscope wheel. The wheel wants to keep moving in the same direction, (physicists call this phenomena “angular momentum”). The spinning wheel prefers to stay where it is and resists changes to its orientation.

Tedco Original Gyroscope Twin Pack
  • Originally produced in 1917, highly popular in the 1940s & 1950s
  • A fun, classic educational toy
  • Two high quality gyroscopes
  • Pull the string, watch the gyroscope spin, the tricks begin!
  • Develops fine motor skills & hand-eye coordination
  • Learn a little science, flex a little muscle
  • Balance your gyroscope on string, on your finger, sideways, limitless applications
  • Fascinating play for all ages
  • Includes two gyroscopes, strings, and instructions
  • No batteries needed

    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 7 years of age.

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      UPC 043067000668
      Manufacturer SKU 00066
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 4/24/2006
      Manufactured In United States
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 7 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #253

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.

  • Total Customer Reviews: 106
    Average Customer Rating: 4.36 (site average 4.56)
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    Fun gadget
    Posted 18 days ago by Janelle Fuller

    Great toy, fun for adults and kids. Bought it for my 9 year but my husband couldn't stop playing with it. My dad loved it too and plays to go buy himself one.

    Rating: 4
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    It is just good
    Posted 3/26/2014 by Yu Wang

    It's supposed to be made with high precision so that all its fun can be explored. Unfortunately the product quality is not good, this makes the toy not easy to play with and kills a lot of fun, though it is made is USA.
    Rating: 3
    Our Returns & Exchanges Center is precisely the place to turn in situations like this. We're quick to get things moving in a new direction. We assisted our customer promptly.

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    Posted 1/18/2014 by jamie

    Fascinating toy for the kids but the outer ring broke within two weeks. Does not withstand 5 and 6 year old boys for long.

    Rating: 3
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    Posted 1/11/2014

    Played with it one time and was no longer interested as it didn't really do anything exciting or scientific. Boring and uninteresting...
    Rating: 1
    Not so moved? If you're not whirling in wonder, get a move on! Visit the Returns & Exchanges Center. We assisted our customer promptly.

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    two gyroscopes and a child's cup steps.
    Posted 12/24/2013 by John Gunyon

    Two gyroscopes and kids stilt cups. Great products and fast delivery. We love Fat Brain Toys.

    Rating: 5
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