Intro: Cardboard Gyroscope!
In this 'ible, i will show you how to make a cardboard gyroscope. I have made paper gyroscopes, but the problem I had was the fact that they where really flimsy and tore easily. So I wanted to make something similar that was more durable. So I thought I would try a cardboard cylinder of some sort, which worked perfectly.
Step 1: Video
Click above to watch video.
Step 2: Materials:
You will need:
A can opener.
A knife and pliers or in my case a multitool.
A peanut can.
Step 3: Cutting Out the Bottom of the Can.
Using a can opener, cut out the bottom of the can. Be sure to bend down any sharp edges. Next, using the label as a guide, cut around the can to remove the bottom ring.
Step 4: Stripping Away the Cardboard.
Now that you have the bottom and the bottom ring of the can cut out, its time to start stripping away the cardboard. First you need to remove the label. Then where you cut the bottom ring out, it should be a bit "roughed up". This is where you can start peeling at. Continue working your way around the can as shown. It may be necessary to use your knife to create an edge to peel. On the can i used, it peeled a big peace of cardboard once I had peeled a certain amount. Yours may not do this I'm not sure, but just remember not to go all the way through into the flashing inside the can.
Step 5: Your Done!
Now you have a better, more durable gyroscope to fly around.
I hope you enjoyed this 'ible.
Any feedback is appreciated.