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Gyroscopes are used in countless devices, including smartphones, airplanes and space telescopes. With this kit, children can explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope! Kids will learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity. Includes 102 pieces plus a full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual. Uses three AAA batteries (sold separately).

Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and up

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  • Brand: Thames & Kosmos
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  • Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and up

Award Winner

  • Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products Award For nearly twenty-five years, Dr. Toy has been awarding children's products her seals of approval. These items have distinguished themselves over other products in quality and excellence, providing both lasting value and lasting learning. And, of course, providing lasting fun. The toys and products selected will meet your high standards for design, durability, quality, and price.
  • Family Fun Magazine Toy of the Year Award For three weeks in June, more than 100 kids put about 500 T.O.Y. entries through the first round of testing, narrowing down the pack to the 63 that will move on to the next round. Those 63 toys are shipped to 15 early childhood care providers around the country, where another 1,200 kids spend more than 30,000 hours playing with and assessing the contestants. After three weeks, the kids vote for their favorites.
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio was founded in 1989 as the only independent consumer review of children's media. The organization does not charge entry fees or accept ads from manufacturers. Award-winning products are selected by a noted expert in child development, children's literature, and education, and further tested by an objective panel of kid judges. Judging criteria include kid-testers' responses along with expert assessment of educational and play value, safety, age appropriateness and other factors.
  • Parents' Choice Gold Award

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product is interesting and engaging for a 12-yr. old boy Our grandson has enjoyed putting this robot together and using it. It really engaged him in thoughtful purpose and it was definitely fun.
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun for Builders My song got this for christmas and he really likes it. The robot balancing on the tightrope doesn't balance but that doesn't seem to bother him. He has built several other gyroscopes in the kit and gotten them to work well.
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 7-yr old grandson loves the Gyrobot!
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My 7 yr. old grandchild enjoyed putting the robot together and getting it to do the tight wire. He had to go home before doing any other projects included.
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I gave this to my 10 year old grandson on Christmas Eve and within 30 minutes he had it together and was having lots of fun. He loves making these things and loved this gift the best.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This is not a bad toy, but it is certainly not worth the price. It is small and rather fragile, and it doesn't do much. It is difficult for a child to play with alone, too. It's the kind of toy a child will play with a few times and never pick up again, because its range of 'dazzling talents' is so narrow.We would never have chosen this thing. Our grandson happened to see a picture of it somewhere, and he had his heart set on it for Christmas. So what is a grandparent to do? We spent the same amount on his sister, and she got ever so much more for the same money.
Date published: 2014-01-15
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