Original Gyroscope

Original Gyroscope

No matter how hard you try, boredom is inescapable; especially while you’re doing your job. (Of course, you wouldn’t have much idle time if you’re a chef or mountain climber or something, but you get the point.) So why not have some good, old-fashioned fun with the Original Gyroscope.

Wind it up and watch the Original Gyroscope spin and spin madly on. You could also attempt some tricks once you get the hang of it. It’s a fun thing to have on your desk alongside the Drumstick Pencils andĀ App Control Desk Pets, which are other cool stuff that can help get rid of some mid-day boredom.

Original Gyroscope

Original Gyroscope

The toy gyroscope hit the market in 1917 and hasn’t changed much since your grandparents (or great-grandparents!) played with one. This classic toy fascinates us with its gravity defying stunts, which are easy to learn with a bit of practice. Wind the string, pull it quickly, and the Original Gyroscope will start spinning. Want it to walk a tightrope? Balance on your hand or head? Tilt at impossible angles without falling?

  • Wind up the string, pull hard, and the Gyroscope will spin
  • Do tricks like balancing, tilting at crazy angles, and walking a tightrope

TheĀ Original Gyroscope is available from ThinkGeek for $7.99.

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Hazel Chua

About Hazel Chua

Hazel has a degree in Chemical Engineering, but has wanted to be a writer ever since she was a little girl. As luck and a whole lot of work would have it, Hazel got her cake and is eating it too: doing engineering stuff during the day, and blogging for various tech blogs during the night. She also established her own gadgetry blog recently, which you can check out at Gigadgetry.com.

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