Inertial Labs traces the gyroscope’s origins back to the spinning top’s ability to remain upright, even when placed on an inclined surface, and tracks the gyroscope’s evolution throughout history. Read more >>
The company goes on to outline what happened after this children’s toy laid the foundation for what would eventually become the gyroscope:
- The Origin and Evolution of the Gyroscope
- The Basics of Gyroscope Sensor Technology
- Understanding Gyroscopic Precession
- Harnessing the Gyroscope with a Gimbal
- Gyroscopic Motion and Conservation of Angular Momentum
- The First Practical Use of Gyroscopes in Navigation: The Gyrocompass
- A Glimpse into Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)
- Current Gyroscope Sensor Technology
Inertial Labs’ gyroscope sensors, e.g., the TAG-304 and IMU-P, hold the same core principles as previous gyroscope types, but the way gyroscopes as a whole are designed and utilized has evolved enormously over the past century.
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