Mi-6 Mobile Gyroscope

Aim

To demonstrate that a rotating axis will maintain direction, with three degrees of freedom.

Apparatus

  • Mobile Gyroscope
  • Electric Motor

Mobile Gyroscope 1 Mobile Gyroscope Diagram

Description

The bicycle wheel is spun up to speed by an electric motor. The wheel axis is positioned in a certain direction. The sytem is then free to be moved around. The wheel axle should still point in the same direction, no matter how the support of the gyroscope is positioned.

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