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NXT Gyroscope Experiment

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Thanks to DiMastero again for the project submission!

Here we have a Gyroscope using an NXT and programmed with ROBOTC. The wheel will automatically correct itself and keep it level no matter how you move and rotate the platform. Take a look at the video:


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How it works (From DiMastero)

In order to get some feedback, it’s programmed to show the motor’s speed (increased by ten percent every touch sensor click) and predict/ display the RPM the gyro is turning at, up to a maximum of 2500. The gyro is more or less stable from a motor speed of 20 onwards, but vibrations only stop after about 60. The gyro starts to straighten more quickly after about 80.

Photos

Gyroscope

Gyroscope 2

Gyroscope 3

Written by Vu Nguyen

December 21st, 2010 at 1:50 pm