1Q50.40 - Suitcase Gyro

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Suitcase Gyro
Suitcase Gyro Unit, Hand held drill if desired.

Remove the wheel lock inside the case.  Pull the string handle to spin up the gyro wheel.  Trying to turn the suitcase from the initial plane of the gyro will cause the suitcase to rise out and upward.  

The attachement for the hand held drill can be used if a higher spin rate is needed for this demonstration.

  • Harvey Kaplan and Andrew Hirsch, "Gyroscopic Motion: Show Me the Forces!", TPT, Vol. 52, #1, Jan. 2014, p. 30.
  • John F. Koser, "The Suitcase Gyroscope - An Angular Momentum Device", TPT, Vol. 25, #4, April 1987, p. 231.

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