About the model
About the creator
Gyro, 7 Rings, Ø78 Diameter, 5mm thick. Spins nice and smooth!
How to print?
Print with no supports!
I recommend to not to scale down this model! The tolerance is pretty much perfect now and it might not be smooth if scaled down. You can still scale it up!
Infill is not necessary but I like to have 20-25% for strength and weight!
What is a Gyroscope
Gyroscopes based on other operating principles also exist, such as the microchip-packaged MEMS gyroscopes found in electronic devices (sometimes called gyro meters), solid-state ring lasers, fiber optic gyroscopes, and the extremely sensitive quantum gyroscope.
Applications of gyroscopes include inertial navigation systems, such as in the Hubble Telescope, or inside the steel hull of a submerged submarine. Due to their precision, gyroscopes are also used in gyrotheodolites to maintain direction in tunnel mining. Gyroscopes can be used to construct gyrocompasses, which complement or replace magnetic compasses (in ships, aircraft, and spacecraft, vehicles in general), to assist in stability (bicycles, motorcycles, and ships) or be used as part of an inertial guidance system.
MEMS gyroscopes are popular in some consumer electronics, such as smartphones.
A Steadicam rig was employed during the filming of Return of the Jedi, in conjunction with two gyroscopes for extra stabilization, to film the background plates for the speeder bike chase. Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown operated the shot, walking through a redwood forest, running the camera at one frame per second. When projected at 24 frames per second, it gave the impression of flying through the air at perilous speeds.
The heading indicator or directional gyro has an axis of rotation that is set horizontally, pointing north. Unlike a magnetic compass, it does not seek north. When being used in an airliner, for example, it will slowly drift away from the north and will need to be reoriented periodically, using a magnetic compass as a reference.
Unlike a directional gyro or heading indicator, a gyrocompass seeks north. It detects the rotation of the Earth about its axis and seeks the true north, rather than the magnetic north. Gyrocompasses usually have built-in damping to prevent overshoot when re-calibrating from the sudden movement.
By determining an object’s acceleration and integrating over time, the velocity of the object can be calculated. Integrating again, the position can be determined. The simplest accelerometer is a weight that is free to move horizontally, which is attached to a spring and a device to measure the tension in the spring. This can be improved by introducing a counteracting force to push the weight back and to measure the force needed to prevent the weight from moving. A more complicated design consists of a gyroscope with a weight on one of the axes. The device will react to the force generated by the weight when it is accelerated, by integrating that force to produce a velocity.
Quick Facts about Gyroscope
A gyroscope seems to defy the gravity of the earth.
It is at rest in a zero-gravity environment.
An airplane uses more than 10 gyroscopes which are installed from autopilot to compass, almost everything.
They are used to measure angular velocity.
In a gyroscope, an inner wheel that spins rapidly will maintain its direction in space even if some changes will be made in the outside framework.
The sensitivity of a gyroscope is measured in mV per second.
They are also used in inertial navigation systems where magnetic compasses cannot work.
In 1852, Leon Foucault was the first one to introduce a device that was similar to a modern gyroscope.
A gyrostat is a variant of a gyroscope. The first gyrostat was designed by Lord Kelvin.