This apparatus is designed to study the working of gyroscope. The gyroscope is a mechanical device which is capable of maintaining its axis. The unit consists of a control box on the top of which entire unit is assembled. The gyroscope consists of a main frame, a weight at the center of the frame, two motors for rotation of the frame and metallic rod having weight which can be rotated at a controlled speed by the control panel. The rotational speeds of both these rotating parts are controlled by control panel and adjusted in such a way that the unit gets balanced. The moments generated by the gyroscopic effect can be investigated using this unit. The basic component is a flywheel driven about its own axis. The flywheel and its drive motor are mounted together in such a way that they form a gyroscope. The gyroscope is rotated in vertical axis through the use of the second motor. The rotational speeds of both the motors involved are electronically regulated and the speeds of rotation are also displayed digitally. The gyroscopic moment is preselected by simply positioning a counterweight at different radii. This gyroscope unit is a portable table unit and only requires a power supply. In addition, a transparent cover is placed on the gyroscope to allow students to get a clear view of the workings of the gyroscope while being protected by the rotating parts of the machine.
- Experimental checking of the laws of gyroscopes precession.
- Demonstration and student experiments on the moments generated on a gyroscope.
- Adjustable gyroscope speed.
- Adjustable gyroscope frame speed.
- Mass of the gyroscope body: 65g
- Two independently controllable electric motors.
- Transparent protective cover made of plastic.