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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.

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:

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Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit - The Science of Gyroscopes
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)

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.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Great, Educational toy

By Millbilly Mommy

from Millville

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Verified Buyer

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!

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    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 .

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    4.0

    was well received.

    By wizard

    from Flint, MI

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Gift to grandchild

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      I would recommend this toy

      By Natalie

      from Los Angeles

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

      Very easy to use

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      4.0

      Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot Experiment Kit

      By shermaui

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Education Oriented

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      Pros

      • Lasting Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

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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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My son loved this, would recommend it

        By suzyb18

        from New Bedford, MA

        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 son wanted to build his own robot so we opted to buy this. He is seven but was able to build all of the different models by himself. It's amazing how it moves and is really cool for kids.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great item

          By Liz

          from Newington, CT

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          Verified Buyer

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

          This was a gift. Had no idea what to buy this boy. Saw this and it looked. Pretty Cool. He loved it

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Gyrobot Kit

          By Big Daddy

          from Acworth, GA

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          Verified Buyer

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

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Gyrobot Experiment Kit

          By grammagrace

          from Staten Island. New York

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          Verified Buyer

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

          This is great for a kid who is interested in learning how things work/ move. Great beginning to more advanced robotics.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Defective

          By Dissatified

          from Arvada, CO

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

          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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