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.
We've also included a video one of our customer put together of the gyro we built for him.
There is also a video series on the making of these gyros on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/motox4526 as well as a short video on the gyro in action.
Weight - ~3.5 lbs
Width - 5"