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Gyrobot - The Science of Gyrobots

  Gyrobot - The Science of Gyrobots
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Item: TK109 
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Get an early spin on the technology that makes the modern world go 'round!

Gyroscopes are used in nearly every facet of today's technology - Smartphones, tablets, video game controllers, airplanes, satellite telescopes, and more - explore this scientific wonder with your own hands!

Following along with the full-color manual, you'll learn all about what gyroscopes are and what it is that makes them work.

You'll learn how when a wheel is spinning it resists forces in certain directions. You'll discover how, when attached to an axle that can move freely in any direction, a spinning wheel can create perfect balance and even defy the forces of gravity.

Build a gyrocompass that always points north at any angle. Create a gyro horizon to always see which way is up and which way is down. Even build a machine that rolls perfectly along a tiny tightrope without ever falling.

Each model teaches a whole new application for gyroscopic technology while the step-by-step directions give a clear understanding of how it all works.

Hands-on and great fun to build, the Gyrobot Science Kit makes it easy for anyone to understand the complex concepts of gyroscopes.

Gyrobot - The Science of Gyroscopes
  • A science kit for learning about/building models powered by gyroscopes
  • Encourages logic, scientific thinking, interest in physics
  • Makes complex concepts easy for kids to grasp
  • Learn how gyroscopes work and what they can do
  • Build 7 models: gyrocompass, flight simulator, balance game, gyro horizon, personal transporter, tightrope walker
  • Includes gyroscope, 2 wheels with gears, front head piece, neck piece, 2 back head pieces, 2 wrist pieces, 4 hand pieces, 4 rivets, shoulder, upper body, 6 3-hole cross rods, 6 5-hole rods, 5 11-hole rods, 4 5-hole dual rods, 2 square frames, 2 short frames, 2 curved rods, 4 lengthwise connectors, 6 two-to-one converters, 4 joint pins, dual frame, 8 hinges, 2 30mm tubes, 30 anchor pins, anchor pin lever, 2mm string, paper cutout sheet
  • Detailed, full-color, 24-page manual included
  • Watch or clock required for some experiments
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries - not included
  • Reliable Thames and Kosmos design and construction
  • All parts made of strong, durable materials

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      UPC 814743010697
      Manufacturer SKU 620301
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 9/30/2013
      Manufactured In Taiwan
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 8 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #366
      Batteries Required Yes
      Battery Quantity 3
      Battery Size AAA
      Pages 24
      Pieces 102

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

  • Total Customer Reviews: 4
    Average Customer Rating: 4.25 (site average 4.56)
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    Review of Gyrobot - The Science of Gyrobots
    Posted 10/16/2014 by Robin Vandehey

    Early Christmas shopping , cant review at the moment.

    Rating: 5
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