Thames & Kosmos
Tightrope-Walking Gyrobot Kit
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A robot fit for the circus--thanks to science!
- A hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experiment kit, The Amazing Tightrope-Walking Gyrobot provides a fun, engaging introduction to physics and robotics.
- Kids ages 6+ can build a cute robot, whose main component is a gyroscope, and watch it walk across a tightrope without falling off!
- 8 cool experiments explore the astonishing powers of the motorized gyroscope and the physics behind its amazing behaviors.
- The 43-piece kit includes the parts to build your gyrobot and different experimental setups, including a frame for the tightrope.
- 24-page, full-color instruction manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions, clear scientific explanations, and a fun comic featuring the adventures of Monty, the Gyrobot!
Get a closer look at how gyroscopes work through 8 experiments:
- Experiment 1, The Gyrobot Walks The Tightrope
- Experiment 2, Balancing Act: the gyrobot walks on your finger!
- Experiment 3, On Edge: the gyrobot balances on its side!
- Experiment 4, Spinning Top: the gyrobot balances on a small rod!
- Experiment 5, Sidewinder: the gyrobot balances sideways, hanging from a string!
- Experiment 6, That's Using Your Head: the gyrobot walks a tightrope, this time with extra weight!
- Experiment 7, Heads or Tails: the gyrobot flips over when suspended upside down!
- Experiment 8, Arms Wide Open: what happens to the gyrobot when you give it arms?