>tfw too /sci/ for /diy/
>tfw too /diy/ for /sci/
Anyone know this feel? If I post my ideas on /diy/ people complain it's too technical but if I post it on /sci/ they sperg that I havent used the latest theory.
you wouldnt happen to be Terence Howard, the actor, trying to prove that 1x1=2?
I am trying to make one of these
Here is a scan of my thoughts on the problem. If this is correct then I will do maths based on it. I want to know what speed I need to spin the disc at in order to get a negligible (less than 1 degree) change in angle at the pivot.
take more time to develop your ideas? that's really the only way to reach a mass audience. i've had the same problem. usually, when told to assume that no one knows what i'm about to say, i tend to do a better job. maybe you should do that too: assume that no one will understand you and do a dumbed down version and then post a technical version of your ideas if asked to elaborate, as something supplementary.
Wrrrg. That looks hard. I make pretty things with wood and glass. Maybe some of the autists on the /ohm/ general might help?
>>I want to know what speed I need to spin the disc at in order to get a negligible (less than 1 degree) change in angle at the pivot.
you want it to stay up forever? It's still gonna fall. Maybe you want to fall very slowly? Speed to get whatever rate of change is gonna depend on mass and moment of inertia of the rotor.
You might want to go over the equations of motion for a gyroscope and derive it yourself:
It seems like you are trying to do everything passively? The anti-rolling gyros used on ships were and are active stabilization devices. The you spin the gryo about it's gimbal to exert a torque about the roll axis of the boat to stabilize it.
Of course if you have just one gyroscope, the torque exerted by it changes direction as the gyroscope is turned so it can torque the boat in different directions. To get torque about only one axes you need two gyroscopes, an example of this is in the link below.