Meccano Gyrobot (Gyroscopic Precessing Robot)
An attempt at a gyroscopic robot. This is a work very much in progress. I first got the idea from the Gyroscopic Precession Robot by demej00, and ended up accidentally building a larger one than the Meccano one which is shown on his description of a gyroscopic precession bot.
It shakes dreadfully, and isn't at all stable, but it's the best I can manage atm with such Meccano parts as I have. It needs possibly a faster and higher torque motor for a stronger gyroscopic effect … I don't know … I've experimented with a few different flywheels, gearings and motors with mixed and unsatisfying results, and am going to try Lego Mindstorms/Technic next, to see if it's less shaky at a good speed for gyroscopic stability.
Will try to upload a video when I can.