Mechanical Design Labs has created and launched a unique version of the traditional gyroscope, to provide a distraction or focus tool on your desk while studying, working or when you need a little downtime. Watch the video below to learn more about the patent pending design of the RODA gyroscope which offers a unique way to hold it. “By simple movements of the hand you can control the rotation of the RODA”.
The RODA Gyroscope is now available to back Kickstarter with early bird pages available from $69 or £53. If all goes smoothly worldwide shipping is expected to commence sometime August 2019. “The relationship between torque and angular momentum makes the RODA spin on its base”.
“Gyroscopes have been around for a long time. They use a spinning wheel and a housing to show off some mind boggling physics. They seemingly defy gravity by balancing on a pen, or a finger. There’s a lot of science going on behind a gyroscope. Even a hundred years after they came to market, they can still surprise and delight. We wanted to add new features to this timeless desk toy. Expanding it’s capabilities and creating a gyroscope that would fascinate and educate. We dove into some old physics textbooks and came up with the next generation of gyroscopes.”
For a complete list of all available pledge options jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below. The RODA Gyroscope is precision manufactured with polished brass wheel and aerospace grade aluminium shell.