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Gyroscope

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How does a gyroscope work?

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Gyroscopes and Gimbal Lock

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Tim Peake demonstrates gyroscope - BBC News

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Gyroscopes in the Cockpit

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Homemade Gyroscope Demonstration, Gimbal Lock, and Inertial Guidance

A gyroscope is a device used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity. It is a spinning wheel or disc in which the axis of rotation is free to assume any orientation by itself. When rotating, the orientation of this axis is unaffected by tilting or rotation of the mounting, according to the conservation of angular momentum.
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