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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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Product Specs

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

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