Awesome Gyroscopes

The Drum Gyroscope

The Drum Gyroscope

Normally, drummers play on solid ground. But the Westfield High School Band has a gyroscopic rig that lets a percussionist perform while spinning on three axes. EMC Productions got up close with this dizzying thrill ride for drummers and took it for a spin. We’re impressed that he didn’t lose his lunch while playing.

Making a UFO Gyroscope

Making a UFO Gyroscope

Engineer BrunS is an expert at metalcraft. In this clip, he machines an impressive, smooth-spinning, 3-axis gyroscope toy that looks a bit like a flying saucer. Along the way, he fabricates a couple of simpler spinning tops to tease us, while his buddies pimp a phone for their sponsor.

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Gyroscopic Box Trick

Gyroscopic Box Trick

If you’ve ever played with a gyroscope toy, you know it’s pretty cool how they balance when spun. But did you know that effect even continues when it’s placed back in the box? We want to go buy a gyroscope right now so we can try this trick for ourselves.

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