3-Gimbal Desktop Gyroscope
A customer was interested in a larger desktop gyroscope with 3 gimbals. We made 3 of these, and they are super cool!
The gyroscope was invented around the early 19th century and was originally used as a teaching aid, and later used by Leon Focault in an experiment to demonstrate the Earth's rotation. Gyroscopes are currently used for navigation, aerial videography, accelerometers, and many other uses.
Completely hand machined from 6061 aluminum and 360 brass, these look great and are built to last a lifetime.
Utilizing 7 separate ball bearings, we've ensure that this gyro spins freely at each rotation point. Measuring 5" in diameter the outer gimbal is mounted to the stand on a bearing allowing it to swivel 360 degrees. it can also be locked into place using the brass t-handle on the side. The middle gimbal measures 3.75" and the inner gimbal measures 3" in diameter, with the brass rotor coming in at 2" diameter. It also comes with a brass pull handle and several lengths of kevlar string to get it spinning.
Here's a short video on the gyro in action.
Weight - ~3.5 lbs
Width - 5"