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Bicycle Wheel Gyro
# 1Q50.20

Description: Rotating bicycle wheel is balanced on a pole.


Parts: bicycle wheel, BW gyro stand

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Demo References
Hilton M-19g A bicycle wheel gyro with a slightly different setup.
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 07-11 A small gyro is at the end of a pivoting rod with an adjustable counterweight.
Meiners 13-5.5 Weigh one end of a bike wheel gyro axle while the gyro is hanging vertically, spinning while supported horizontally, and precessing about the scale.
Meiners 13-5.2 Drawings for making a very nice gyro out of a 24" bike wheel.
The Physics Teacher TPT 21(5),332 Spinning bike wheel mounted on an adjustable counterbalanced axle.
Freier and Anderson Mu-2 A bicycle wheel is mounted on a long axle with adjustable counterbalance.
The American Journal of Physics AJP 31(5),393 The counterbalanced bicycle wheel gyro with clip-on vector arrows for the angular momentum and torque vectors.

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