Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot, Tightrope Walking Gyroscopic Robot Science Kit
Product Description Did you know that both airplanes and smart phones use gyroscopes? Gyroscopes perform tasks ranging from the everyday to the extraordinary. With this kit, kids explore the amazing powers of the gyroscope and build seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on a tightrope! From the Manufacturer "The Science of Gyroscopes" - 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. With this kit, children can explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope. Kids will learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity. By constructing seven different models with the motorized gyroscope unit, young engineers can experiment with and learn about the science of gyroscopic devices and the indispensable role they play in our lives. 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. A full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations. Ages 8 and up. 102 pieces.