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Gyroscope Wheel

Item # 93-3501

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The Gyroscope Wheel is an innovative tool for teaching rotational inertia and gyroscopic precession in a safe and engaging way. Its adjustable masses and large-scale demonstrations make it easy for students to experience these complex concepts.

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Only from Arbor Scientific, the Gyroscope Wheel is a unique educational tool designed to help students and teachers understand the principles of rotational inertia and gyroscopic precession. This innovative device is perfect for safely demonstrating these concepts on a larger scale, making it easier for students to visualize and understand the underlying physics. The clever design allows for adjustable masses so students can feel the changes in inertia. Additional mass packs are available to increase the inertia of the wheel.

One of the key features of the Gyroscope Wheel is its adjustable masses, which allow students to experience firsthand the effects of changing inertia. By adding or removing mass packs, students can observe how the wheel's behavior changes, giving them a more intuitive understanding of these complex concepts.

In addition to its adjustable masses, the Gyroscope Wheel is also designed with safety in mind. Its solid construction and secure grips ensure that it can be used without fear of catching fingers in spokes or getting road rash from a bicycle wheel tire. The ball bearings make this long-running gyroscope and ideal choice for classroom demonstrations.

Products being sold are not toys. They are for Educational / Laboratory use only. They are not for use by children 12 and under.

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What’s Included

  • Arbor Scientific Gyroscope Wheel
  • 4 adjustable masses with screws and washers
  • Pull cord
  • Bungee cord
  • 2 easy-grip handles with holes for precession demos
  • 4 mm hex key for adjusting masses

Features & Specs

The Gyroscope Wheel features 12 pockets for fitting up to 8 masses in different configurations. The printed logo has a 30 mm x 30 mm black area for the purpose of determining speed with an optical sensor. Both handles are fully knurled for an easy and safe grip and are drilled with holes for use during precession demonstrations. A long pull-cord is provided so the wheel can be brought up to speed gradually. The additional masses are mounted flush with the wheel to prevent catching on clothing or injury


Wheel: 59 cm diameter, 1 cm thick, rotating assembly weighs 1500 g without masses.

Pulley: 18 mm diameter

Handles: 120 mm long x 22.5 mm diameter, 8 mm holes

Masses: 100 x 40 x 6 mm, tapped with M6 hole, approximately 183.5 g ea.

Screws for securing masses: M6 x 1.00 mm, 10 mm long


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