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The RODA is a Gyroscope Desk Toy That Can Balance on One's Finger

 - Apr 17, 2019
References: mechanicaldesignlabs &
The RODA is a next generation gyroscope desk toy that revolutionizes the classic desk toy with some mesmerizing new tricks. Traditional gyroscopes seem to defy gravity by balancing on a finger, or a string. The patent pending RODA expands these capabilities with some major innovations that take advantage of the underlying physics in a sleek design.

A unique base design takes advantage of the relationship between angular momentum and torque to allow the RODA to rotate against gravity, when intuition would suggest this was impossible. The RODA can also be held by rotating disks on the sides, by simple movements of the hand, the rotation of the RODA can be controlled, making it the ideal toy for fidgeters.

Precision manufactured out of a polished brass wheel and aerospace grade aluminum, the RODA is built to last a lifetime.