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Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes

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Product Description

Gyroscopes are used in countless devices. From smartphones, tablets, and video game controllers to airplanes and space telescopes, gyroscopes perform tasks ranging from the everyday to the extraordinary. With this kit, children can explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope!

Kids will learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity. By constructing seven different models with the motorized gyroscope unit, young engineers can experiment with and learn about the science of gyroscopic devices and the indispensable role they play in our lives.

The models include the gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon (or artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker, and a flight simulator. At the core of these models is a unique motor-driven gyroscope. A gyroscope is a rapidly spinning wheel mounted in such a way that its axle can move in any direction. Because of the laws of physics, the gyroscope reacts to external forces differently than a non-spinning wheel would: it resists forces in certain directions. This behavior allows it to be used for all sorts of applications related to balance, rotation, and orientation.

Fun, hands-on experiments with the motorized gyroscope unit make these physical laws tangible and easier to comprehend. A child's spinning toy top is a simple example of a gyroscope.

Dr. Toy's Best 100 Children's Products of the Year; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio's Platinum Award; named a Gold Winner by the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children's Products competition; named the #4 Toy of the Year by FamilyFun Magazine.

Features

  • 24-page, full-color manual
  • 102 pieces
  • 7 experiments
  • Build a tight rope walking robot and learn about the science of gyroscopes and how they're used in real-world devices.

Additional Info

140879

EF7C69A5

814743010697

620301

batteries are required (not included)

2.2 pounds

14.7 x 11.6 x 3.1

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lasting fun (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Easy to assemble (5)
  • High quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (3), Parent (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Gyrobot Kit

I bought this for my son to help him understand how gyros work and how unseen forces can effect real objects. Much like magnetism, one can't see the force of a gyro but it...Read complete review

I bought this for my son to help him understand how gyros work and how unseen forces can effect real objects. Much like magnetism, one can't see the force of a gyro but it can be felt, and this kit demonstrates that very well. The look on his face when he saw the first experiment virtually defy gravity was priceless. We've worked through several of the experiments and he has done some side research on how gyros are used in aircraft and how they are used on medical ships to stabilize operating rooms. The only thing I would do to improve the product was to explain that some of the experiments require fresh batteries to operate properly. Great product and I would recommend it to friends and family.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Defective

The gyro did not work. We returned it and then got a new one from the store was different than the one first shipped. It looks like the one that was first shipped was...Read complete review

The gyro did not work. We returned it and then got a new one from the store was different than the one first shipped. It looks like the one that was first shipped was a defective return that they then shipped to us.

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5.0

Great product

By Denise

from Beaver, PA

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Assemble
  • Easy To Use
  • High Quality
  • Lasting Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes:

    My 7 year old picked this out for his birthday and loves it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Gyrobot

    By Wy

    from Janesville, WI

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    Pros

    • Easy To Assemble
    • Easy To Use
    • High Quality
    • Lasting Fun

    Cons

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      Comments about Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes:

      Awesome product!!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      This was a great item for age 11 to focus on science skills.

      By Tricia

      from Bakersfield, CA

      About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Easy To Assemble
      • Easy To Use
      • Lasting Fun

      Cons

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        Comments about Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes:

        My grandson, age 11, loved working with this item to build his robot. So good for both mental and physical skill build up.

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        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Great for children to use their imagination.

        By Alan NMN

        from Queens, N.Y.

        About Me Educator

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lasting Fun

        Cons

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          Comments about Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes:

          It allows children to use their imagination and creativity.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Grandson picked it out for his birthday and was floored!

          By young grandma

          from manville, nj

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy To Use
          • High Quality
          • Lasting Fun

          Cons

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            Comments about Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes:

            grandson loves to put things together and had a great bonding time doing it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Great, Educational toy

            By Millbilly Mommy

            from Millville

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            Pros

            • Science education

            Cons

            • Lots of small parts to organize & keep together

            Best Uses

              Comments about Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes:

              I bought this toy for my sons birthday . He loves building things and I like the idea of having a science connection . He absolutely loved it . We spent hours putting together all the different robots. It was really cool to have our robot be able to walk the tight rope!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a cool toy !

              By nntensebdaddy

              from Anaheim ca.

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              Comments about Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes:

              This was a gift for my grandson . 10 years old . As unbelievable as it sounds , he's not really into video games so this was perfect for him. He couldn't wait t I tell me how he had to build it and can put it together several ways. When he showed me I thought it was pretty cool .

               
              4.0

              was well received.

              By wizard

              from Flint, MI

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

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                Comments about Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes:

                Gift to grandchild

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                I would recommend this toy

                By Natalie

                from Los Angeles

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes:

                Very easy to use

                 
                4.0

                Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit

                By shermaui

                from Cincinnati, OH

                About Me Education Oriented

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                Pros

                • Lasting Fun

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                  Comments about Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes:

                  Great! A challenging kit, wonderful for older children.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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