Gyrobot Review (Thames & Kosmos)

What It Is

Gyroscopes are used in countless devices. From smartphones, tablets, and video game controllers to airplanes and space telescopes, gyroscopes perform numerous tasks. With the Gyrobot kit, kids can explore the powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models that incorporate a unique motor-driven gyroscope. Kids use the kit's 102 pieces to build a gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon, a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker, and a flight simulator. The full-color, 24-page experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations to help kids understand the science of gyroscopic devices and the role they play in the real world.

Is It Fun?

These fun and hands-on experiments make the physics behind gyroscopes tangible and easier to comprehend. The instruction manual is easy to follow and filled with color photos and illustrations to engage kids and show them how gyroscopes work in the real world. Kids who are interested in the world around them will really enjoy playing and experimenting with the models they've created.

Who It’s For

The Gyrobot is for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Three AAA batteries are required but not included.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AAA batteries required