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Rotating Platform

Avg. Ratings: 1.0 (2 Reviews)

Educators demonstrate experiments in angular momentum and rotational kinetic energy with the Rotating Platform.

  • Platform Height: 6 cm
  • Platform Width: 31 cm dia.
  • Weight: 4.5 kg (10 lb.)
  • All-Metal Construction
  • Low-Friction Rotating Surface
This low-profile platform features a low-friction rotating surface. Students can use a pair of dumbbells to feel the effects of centripetal force and conservation of momentum.

The durable, all-metal construction stands up to years of use. The platform's size is 6 x 31 cm dia., and it weighs 4.5 kg (10 lb.).

Accessories information: For a first-hand experience of gyroscope forces, students can stand on the platform while holding our Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope, available separately.


   
 

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REVIEWS (2)

Total Ratings: 2
Avg. Ratings: 1.0 out of 5

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BH.com user AP Physics  / Teacher / Virginia
No, I didn't recommend
Used this device to demonstrate the Conservation of Angular Momentum two times and the platform fell off the rotating shaft. This could be such a great device. I do not recommend!
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WARDSCI.com associate Published 05/15/2017
Hello valued customer, thank you for your review. I am sorry that the rotating platform malfunctioned and I'd like to apologize for the inconvenience. We will be contacting you via email to see if the manufacturer can repair the equipment. Thank you for your review, your feedback is important.
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Dan Sunnnyvale, CA
No, I didn't recommend
Rotating Platform fell apart quickly - In its first use in my high school classroom to demonstrate conservation of angular momentum, and under supervision (so it wasn't being abused) the platform and bearing detached from the base. It appears to be press-fit and can't be repaired.

Before it fell apart it seemed very sturdy and had very nice low friction. But now its useless and I am contacting the vendor to deal with replacement.
 
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