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Maker(s):Guatelli, Dr. Roberto A.; da Vinci, Leonardo, after
Culture:Italian (1904-1993)
Title:Stabilizing Device (Similar to the Gyroscope)
Date Made:circa 1968
Type:Working Model
Materials:Wood, metal
Measurements:Overall: 14 in x 10 in x 10 in; 35.6 cm x 25.4 cm x 25.4 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.303
Credit Line:Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM)
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

An elementary stabilizing device which lies behind the development of the gyroscope.
industry; labor; machine; mathematical; science; technology; tool; work

Label Text:
Leonardo's stability regulator was an elementary concept responsible for the development of the gyroscope. The weighted hemisphere is attached to opposite pivots on a central ring. The central ring is also attached at two 180 degree pivots on an outside ring. This orientation allows the regulator to sense any change in relative position. Stability of the hemisphere is realized when the model is in revolving motion. - Dr. Roberto A. Guatelli

industries; labor; machines; mathematics; science; technology; tools; labor

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