Category Archives: Mechanical Gyroscopes

Self Balancing Gyroscope Using HD Drive

My latest self balancing project using a hard disk drive, a VTI inclinometer sensor, a servo controlled counterweight and three potentiometers to control the PID parameters. Works great. Even better now that I added a little weight to the top … Continue reading

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My Serenity Motor

  Ok, this is not an original motor design – it has many names, Robert Adams Motor, Bedini Motor, a version of a Mendocino Motor, levitating electromagnetic pulse motor, and there are probably more. But I like my name for … Continue reading

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My Mechanical Gyroscope Project Videos

Here are most of my homemade gyroscope projects: GyroCar Version 1: GyroCar Version 2: GyroCar Version 3: GyroCar Version 4: GyroCar Version 5: Gyroscope Precession Robot Version 1: Gyroscope Precession Robot Version 2: Self Balancing Gyroscope on Two Chopsticks: Gyro … Continue reading

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Gyroscope (flywheel) Propelled Wheel

Now some people say there is a magic force in a gyroscope and that you can utilize this magic force as a reactionless force to propel spacecraft to incredible speeds. I say that is all Hogwarts. The gyro obeys the … Continue reading

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Self Balancing Mechanical Gyroscope Experimentation

I am going to start posting some results of my experiments with self balancing gyroscopes (mechanical) here. Currently I have a working self stabilized two wheeler that uses a free precessing mechanical gyroscope which is very smooth with very little … Continue reading

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Gyro Stabilized Two Wheeler (ver 5) with Steering

Continuing development of mechanical gyroscope stabilized two wheeler – now with ability to steer. Uses Arduino to control rotor stabilizing counterweight. Rc radio controls rear motor and steering. More details at http://letsmakerobots.com/content/gyro-stabilized-two-wheeler-v5-steering

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Self Balancing Gyroscope (V3) Using Arduino and Pot for Tilt Sensor

Here is my continuing saga of my gyroscope – in this version I use an Arduino Uno and a potentiometer to swing a counter weight to balance a precessing gyroscope so that it will balance indefinitely on two chopsticks. More … Continue reading

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