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Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot

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About this item

  • 2016 Dr. Toy's Best 100 Winner
  • Oppenheim Platinum Award Winner
  • Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner
  • National Parenting Publications Gold Award Winner
  • FamilyFun Top Ten Toy of the Year (#4)

Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot

Description

  • 2016 Dr. Toy's Best 100 Winner
  • Oppenheim Platinum Award Winner
  • Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner
  • National Parenting Publications Gold Award Winner
  • FamilyFun Top Ten Toy of the Year (#4)

Gyroscopes are used in countless devices. From smartphones, tablets, and video game controllers to airplanes and space telescopes, gyroscopes perform tasks ranging from the everyday to the extraordinary. 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 as 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. Fun, hands-on experiments with the motorized gyroscope unit make these physical laws tangible and easier to comprehend. The word “gyroscope” comes from the Greek words gyro, for “circle” or “rotation,” and skopeein, meaning “to see.”

Specifications

  • Include gyroscopic robot, a gyro horizon, a gyrocompass, a balancing personal vehicle, a balancing game, a tightrope walker, and a flight simulator
  • Includes 24-page, illustrated experiment manual with assembly instructions and scientific explanations

Warranty

1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty Against Defects.

Manufacturer Info

For additional questions or concerns regarding this product, please contact the Manufacturer's Customer Service Department at 1-800-587-2872

Assembled Country

Taiwan

Component Country

Imported

Shipping Info


Value - 5 to 8 business days

Standard - 2 to 6 business days

Premium - 2 to 4 business days

Express - 1 to 2 business days
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