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Asked by: David Gifford
Subject: Buying a Gyroscope
Question: Hi,
Does anyone know where I may purchase a gyroscope in Oregon Portland, or maybe in Washington Seattle?
Or Used ones in the NW?
Date: 2 January 2006
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Answer: Mike Arst - 06/03/2007 06:21:15
 I live in that general area and have never found a gyroscope other than the cheapest possible "museum shop" types of toys. They break quickly or are otherwise frustrating to use. (Oh, where is the wonderful Edmund Scientific gyro of the early 1960s?)

Finally I ordered the super-precison gyro from Gyroscope.com. It is no toy -- it is beautifully made. With fully charged batteries in its motor (supplied) (they do not recommend starting it with a string as that exerts too force of the wrong kind onto the shaft/bearings), I have been able to get it spinning for ~10 minutes on a hard smooth surface (glass or hard ceramic). It isn't inexpensive -- but I found it worth every penny. If only there *were* sources for such things in the Pacific Northwest...

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