Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope

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+4 1. tifmasta commented 11 years ago

I don't get this at all.. :( but it's amazing
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+56 2. Dazzz69 commented 11 years ago

Wow, that is wheely good.............. :x
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+16 3. cameramaster commented 11 years ago

The centrifrugal force ( the wheel spinning ) is what keeps the wheel upright...junior school stuff.....but a GREAT DEMO !!!! :D :D
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-3 4. dragonon commented 11 years ago

A wtf experiment... >:)

Physics, out of my league , Feels good to be a doctor. Where don't have to use too much brain as compared to the physicists!!!
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+4 5. Highmeadow commented 11 years ago

Took my kids to the science centre, and they were playing with these. If you stand on a turntable while holding a spinning wheel like that, and then tilt it either way, it makes you spin around on the turntable.
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+19 6. mastagops commented 11 years ago

#4 it seems like english is out of your league too
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+10 7. Friendlysoul commented 11 years ago

#4 What doctor could you possibly be that you don't know anything about physics? Religious studies?
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+5 8. Rigel commented 11 years ago

hearing a doctor saying he doesn't need too much brains just scares me. medical malpractice much?
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+5 9. BigHead commented 11 years ago

#3 ASAMOF what really keeps the wheel in the vertical is a less know property of any rotating object called "Moment of inertia", which is the resistance to changes to its rotation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moment_of_inertia

By the way, that's why you down fall off your bike.
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+5 10. 876487098 commented 11 years ago

If you don't happen to have a bike wheel handy, try this: pick up an external hard disk drive while it's spinning. Now move it around in your hand and you'll feel it resist your efforts to tilt it over.
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+3 11. archis commented 11 years ago

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+3 12. sbrucecaboose commented 11 years ago

"Physics, out of my league , Feels good to be a doctor. Where don't have to use too much brain as compared to the physicists!!!"

dragonon i am studying medicine, and if you are in fact a physician and have no idea what is going on in this simple demonstration??? LOL this is a basic as physics gets--where did you get your degree???????
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0 13. dushan commented 11 years ago

#10 playing a gyroscope with your hard drive is one of the best ways to kissoff all your downloaded porn :D
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+2 14. dragonon commented 11 years ago

lol. All (#6 , #7 and #12) got it wrong or this is not what i meant to say.

I was implying that practicing doctor ( not the researcher one or PhD)when acquires experience throughout his life time, doesn't have to think too much due to living in a specific region with specific diseases.

#12, i did know this gyroscope effect. My above comment wasn't about it.

That comment occurred to me coz i see a lot The Big Bang Theory... lol! SHeldon"""

@#6 Perhaps, i should have taken english lectures seriously.
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+1 15. Diana86 commented 11 years ago

now i know what to do with the bike i used in child >:)
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+3 16. Vaithan commented 11 years ago

Ok, I've taken my bike apart. Now what? O:)
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+1 17. andrer999 commented 11 years ago

#11 you should upload that one!

and others like those. thumbs up! :)
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+1 18. 2up commented 11 years ago

#9 The moment of inertia or gyroscopic effect of the wheels on a bicycle have nothing to do with staying balanced while driving. If you were correct, then driving a unicycle would be impossible.
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+3 19. YoArgentino commented 11 years ago

#18, I don't get you, why driving unicycle would be impossible?
#9 is right, the wheels moment of inertia helps you to balance the bicycle. That's why it's easier to balance when the wheels are spinning, than when you are still. More speed, better balance.
And the same happens with an unicycle.
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+1 20. cosminb commented 11 years ago

#19 I think it has more to do with the angle at which the front wheel fork is welded to the frame (slightly back), so that it 'wants' to turn by itself as you tilt the bike. You can stay balanced on a bike even at low speeds (in this video I think it passes 1000rpm), not to mention the mass of the wheels & tires is very small compared to the mass of the human driving it. (i)