Knex Gyroscope

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Introduction: Knex Gyroscope

About: I am a sixteen year old from luverne MN, and I love to spend my spare time playing with knex, Legos and my xbox. I also enjoy hunting, airsoft, and swimming.

This knex gyroscope can be placed on any surface to tell the orientation of the instrument, and the slope of the surface that it is placed upon.

Pieces needed:
Green rods: 2
White rods : 17
Yellow rods: 6
Red rods: 11
Gray rods: 6
Orange two way connectors: 4
Gray single connectors: 6
Red Threeway connectors: 12
Yellow semicircle connectors: 4
Purple connectors: 12
Blue spacers: 11
Gray spacers:16
Ball joint receiver: 6

Total parts: 113

Step 1: Weighted Pendulum

For this entire instructable, you will be following the pictures.

Step 2: Middle Rotation Ring

Step 3: Base and Final Assembly

You are now finished with the gyroscope!

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    That's probably true, but I think it's pretty doable because it's very recourse effective. Just over 100 pieces