Gyroscope FAQs:


Q: Are gyroscopes useful for measuring or maintaining orientation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a gyroscope a wheel mounted in two or three gimbals?

A: Yes, and which are a pivoted supports that allow the rotation of the wheel about a single axis.

Q: Was a gyroscope made by German Johann Bohnenberger?

A: Yes, and who first wrote about it in 1817.

Q: Is a gyroscope a top combined with a pair of gimbals?

A: Yes.

Q: Are gyroscopes also being used in portable electronic devices such as tablets?

A: Yes, and smartphones, and smartwatches.

Q: Are gyroscopes also used in gyrotheodolites to maintain direction in tunnel mining?

A: Yes.