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Gyroscopes & Flywheels

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    Gyroscopic force is a fascinating and magical phenomenon, with amazing scientific principles behind it. With the small, fast-spinning gyroscope in this kit, you can build models and perform experiments that appear to defy the force of gravity by balancing and standing upright when common sense would tell you they should fall over. Build a model of a break-dancer that uses the gyroscope to spin and balance on its head. Construct a gyroscopic vehicle that keeps its balance like a Segway but with just one wheel. Assemble a cool robot that can zoom along a thin rail on two inline wheels without falling down. The lower part of this robot is a flywheel engine a fast-rotating, weighted wheel that stores rotational energy and drives a gearwheel that moves the model forward. Even more models can be built using the flywheel function, including a motorbike, a space car, and a trike. A simple pull of a ripcord starts the gyroscope and flywheel spinning no batteries required! The 32-page, full-color manual has illustrated step-by-step instructions.

  • Build gravity-defying gyroscopic vehicles.
  • Explore the physics of rotational motion.
  • Includes a gyroscope to keep your models upright and a flywheel to drive them forward.
  • Include 32-page, full-color manual.

  • SKN Number:
    271327
    Product UID:
    BF287407
    UPC/EAN/ISBN:
    814743012066
    Manufacturer #:
    665106
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    Gift wrap is not available for this item.
    Shippable to Quebec:
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    Language :
    English
    Product Weight:
    1.3 lbs
    Product Dimensions: (in inches)
    13 x 9 x 3

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    Gyroscopes & Flywheels is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible product that doesn't work Nice concept but the instructions were hard to follow (I'm a mechanical engineer so I deal with drawings, schematics and such quite a bit). I bought this for my 10 year old thinking he would enjoy it but he quickly lost interest because the instructions were not clear. Worse yet, the pieces didn't fit together very well - nothing like Lego pieces. My husband ended up forcing some pieces together and then prying them apart. This product is rated for kids ages 8 an up. I can't imagine the kids having enough strength to easily assemble and unassemble this. We ended returning this product. Save your money and time- NOT WORTH IT!!
    Date published: 2017-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hours of fun Bought this to spark ideas for science experiment. My son has spent hours using it already. Endless possibilities with the enclosed pieces. Definitely recommend it.
    Date published: 2016-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from We would buy this product again! This was a gift to my son who is a science lover! It was very well put together!
    Date published: 2016-10-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Kids lost interest My seven year old enjoyed building the "bots" but soon lost interest because they didn't go or ride on the track. They would just fall over. We returned it.
    Date published: 2017-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thames & Kosmos Gyroscopes and Flywheels I purchased this for my 8 year old grandson who loved it. It was not only fun but he learned basic scientific principles from woking with it.
    Date published: 2017-02-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the child who needs a challenge beyond Lego's! Bought it for my grandson who loves to put things together and see how things work.
    Date published: 2017-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the kid who is hard to buy for. My son is not into main stream toys so this was perfect him.
    Date published: 2016-12-14
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