Introduction: Gyroscopic Soda Bottle Glider Toy

This is a pretty easy and surprisingly fun toy that you can make out of recycled materials. I designed it based on the commercially available 'X-zylo' toy. It takes a little bit of skill to throw it right, but once you do it can appear to defy gravity across large distances. There's a video on youtube of one being thrown further than a football field! Of course my design isn't as lightweight, but it still performs quite well and best of all you can make it yourself!

Materials:
  • 2-liter plastic bottle with straight sides
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Marker/pen capable of marking up bottle
  • Post-it notes (optional)
If you make one, share a video of your distance record!
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