Make a simple Gyroscope from CD-ROM
(Do it your self Project (DIY) Gyroscope)
What is A gyroscope?
gyroscope is a device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principle of preserving angular momentum. Mechanical gyroscopes typically comprise a spinning wheel or disc in which the axle is free to assume any orientation. (Wikipedia)
- To understand basics of angular momentum, Working of Gyroscope
How gyroscope works? see this link gyroscopes.org/how.asp
Building of simple gyroscope using a CD drive parts e.g motor, CD, and CD rotor hub and other parts, pencil, 9 volt battery or DC 9V adapter .
I will show you how to make a simple Gyroscopee Step by Step in pictures.
Watch Simple Gyroscope in action
Warning: cd rotors are dangerous! It may cracked and exploded. so please wear safety glasses for you and your students safety Please be aware that the speed of the gyroscope is pretty fast even using a single AA battery and it is not suitable for young children.