"Taking himself seriously, so you don't have to."

Electro-Gyro, version 1.0

These are electro-gyroscopes, built with the classic TedCo toy gyroscope, Radioshack electric motor, cell phone charger (transformer), simple on/off switch, and Velcro attachable sides; all housed in oak and masonite. Turn on the switch and the gyro spins in a set position. Pick it up and twist it to feel the resistance of the angular momentum. Attach two or more of them together and see how the momentum changes. Protip: attach two in opposite directions and the resistance disappears! Weird, eh?

 

 

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Photos by Clifton Rendon (and motor-to-gyro coupler 3D printed by Tim Middleton)

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