Advanced Gyro – High Quality Gyroscope

(2 customer reviews)

£79.95

A beautifully crafted Gyroscope and spinning top. You can expect long spin times sitting still, or the device can be tilted slightly, which will set it off on a circular path across any desk or work surface.

There is no other gyroscope like this, and I am pleased to present to you, the Advanced Gyro!

Description

This product is made to order and ships in 3 to 5 weeks

There is something inherently fascinating about gyroscopes that captivate almost anybody who observes them. Counter-intuitive motion, with unexpected reactions to turning produce an almost magical effect.

I always wanted to make a high quality gyroscope, and spent so much time searching for design enhancements that would create something unique.

Following extensive development, and my very first application for patent, I am pleased to be able to introduce the Advanced-Gyro!

This advanced precision gyroscope uses no string or motor to start it spinning, simply allow the contact ball to contact a work surface while rolling it in either a straight line, or in a circular motion. Speeds of over 3500 RPM are easily achievable, and with practice the rotor can reach almost 10,000 RPM. The best part is that the gyro can be sped back up at anytime without any need to stop the rotor and attach a motor or string meaning that there needn’t be any break in play!

Machined from Solid stainless steel this gyroscope is incredibly high quality, and very heavy. That mass provides a substantial rotor that is purposefully designed to maximize the performance of the gyroscope. The discus form of this instrument allows many effects to be observed by simply placing the gyroscope on its side that would usually require gimbals.

The elegant stand, also machined from solid stainless steel uses three ball bearings to minimise friction with the precessing gyroscope. This leads to fascinating and unique motions being observed, where the precessing gyroscope will actually elevate over time, until fully vertical where most other gyroscopes simply slowly descend. Once vertical, the gyro is free to spin on the unique bearing arrangement. It is a striking reaction.

This gyroscope is also a beautifully crafted spinning top. You can expect long spin times sitting still, or the device can be tilted slightly, which will set it off on a circular path across any desk or work surface.

 

There is no other gyroscope like this, and I am pleased to present to you, the Advanced Gyro!

 

 

There are some more images and clips here:
www.instagram.com/physicshack

Additional information

Weight 0.65 kg
Dimensions 75 × 75 × 60 cm

2 reviews for Advanced Gyro – High Quality Gyroscope

  1. Daniel Lee (verified owner)

    It’s such a paradox – a growing website called PhysicsHack that specialises in items that demonstrate various physical laws in interesting ways, whilst simultaneously being the creator of the Advanced Gyro – an item that seems to defy all logic and expectation, let alone the very physical laws its creator set out to demonstrate.

    Once you’ve mastered the art of spinning it to a sufficient RPM (something that isn’t necessarily difficult, but does take a little practice), you can set it down on pretty much any of its surfaces and at any angle.
    Put it down like a spinning-top, turn it the opposite way around – upside down – and place it on the tip of its “handle” (FYI, it isn’t really a handle, as such, because it’s not a spinning-top) . You don’t need to worry about placing it perfectly vertical either – place it on either end at an angle and it’ll stay there.
    Oh, I forgot to mention that you can also place it on any of its edges… at any angle! Then while it’s standing there defiant, flick it, outright HIT it (although I’m not talking Mike Tyson’s definition of ‘hit’, of course) and it’ll do nothing more than wobble whilst suddenly developing a sinister stare that seems to say “Try again, I dare you…”.

    You also get a very nice base that also seems to poke fun at the very notion of physical laws – it never tips over from the weight of the Gyro even though it’s pretty small and the Gyro is pretty heavy. If the Gyro was a bully, the stand would be the bully’s ‘yes man’ that just says “Yeah! You heard him… what you gonna do about it?”

    Thankfully, the spinning will slow and stop and the effect will expire after a few minutes (a GOOD few minutes) – just before you start to shrink back and avert your eyes, feeling small, insignificant and defeated as you stand there perplexed by the apparent impossibility of what you’re seeing.

    To be honest it’s actually quite the emotional roller-coaster; not for the weak-willed 😉

  2. Daniel Lee (verified owner)

    It’s such a paradox – a growing website called PhysicsHack that specialises in items that demonstrate various physical laws in interesting ways, whilst simultaneously being the creator of the Advanced Gyro – an item that seems to defy all logic and expectation, let alone the very physical laws its creator set out to demonstrate.

    Once you’ve mastered the art of spinning it to a sufficient RPM (something that isn’t necessarily difficult, but does take a little practice), you can set it down on pretty much any of its surfaces and at any angle.
    Put it down like a spinning-top, turn it the opposite way around – upside down – and place it on the tip of its “handle” (FYI, it isn’t really a handle, as such, because it’s not strictly speaking a spinning-top in the way they’re commonly thought of today) . You don’t need to worry about placing it perfectly vertical either – place it on either end at any angle and it’ll stay there.
    Oh, I forgot to mention that you can also place it on any of its edges… at any angle! Then while it’s standing there defiant, flick it, outright HIT it (although I’m not talking Mike Tyson’s definition of ‘hit’, of course) and it’ll do nothing more than wobble whilst suddenly developing a sinister stare that seems to say “Try again, I dare you…”.

    You also get a very nice base that also seems to poke fun at the very notion of physical laws – it never tips over from the weight of the Gyro even though it’s pretty small and the Gyro is pretty heavy. If the Gyro was a bully, the stand would be the bully’s ‘yes man’ that just says “Yeah! You heard him… what you gonna do about it?”

    Thankfully, the spinning will slow and stop and the effect will expire after a few minutes (a GOOD few minutes) – just before you start to shrink back and avert your eyes, feeling small, insignificant and defeated as you stand there perplexed by the apparent impossibility of what you’re seeing.

    To be honest it’s actually quite the emotional roller-coaster; not for the weak-willed 😉

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