• Gyroscope Wheel

Gyroscope wheel teaching aid for an unforgettable demonstration of gyroscopic motion, including precession, angular momentum and torque.

SKU: LA30-930 Categories: ,

A question every Physics student should know the answer to, is ‘why does a bicycle wheel stay upright when in motion?’  Explain this, and more with the Lascells Gyroscope Wheel.  Get the wheel spinning at high speed using the superior length pull cord to demonstrate torque, gyroscopic precession, and angular momentum.  With two options for the radial placement of masses, the effect of mass distance from rotation axis can be examined.  Mass can also be increased using the Additional Mass Set LA30-935 (not included).  Use the Rotary Platform LA30-050 (not included) with your Gyroscope Wheel to perform the classic and unforgettable conservation of angular momentum demo, and revolutionise the way you teach rotational mechanics.

The long black label on the gyroscope wheel can be used as an easily identifiable, high contrast marker for timing within a video analysis software suite, e.g. Tracker (open source freeware).

Key Features:
4 m long pull cord

Included bungee cord for axial suspension

Label for video analysis timing

Change distance of masses from rotation axis

Product Code: LA30-930

Additional Mass set available on code LA30-935

Dimensions: 590 x 590 x 290 mm. 2.5 kg