KOSMOS Balance Bots - Experiments with ten cool gyro robots

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What is actually the gyroscopic effect? Why can a gyroscope balance on one point? Why can we... more

What is actually the gyroscopic effect?

Why can a gyroscope balance on one point? Why can we ride a bicycle hands-free without falling over?

These and other questions are answered by the new KOSMOS experiment kit Balance Bots. With the ten models, the experiments andillustrative building instructions, children from the age of eight can explore and learn to understand the gyroscopic effect. A
robot that dances on its head like a breakdancer, or a robot that balances along a rail
Ten different cool gyro-robots seem to override the laws of physics.Completely without batteries, the gyroscope and the flywheel of the models are mounted with the speed rod.
And here we go: The fast circular motion keeps the robots in balance and the flywheel lets the models flit through the room. The colour illustrated construction manual shows on 40 pages step by step how to assemble the KOSMOS system components and explains the gyroscopic effect and how the gyroscope and flywheel work.

Balance Bott - the individual robots

Experiment with gyroscope and flywheel

Test out and build 10 cool models! Possible robot models (all described in the 40-page picture manual) are Track Robot, Balance-Bot, Rotating Robot, Trike, Dance-Bot, Power-Robot, Gyroscope, Motorcycle, Breakdancer and Gyroscope with Stand.
The breakdancer rotates quickly around its own axis while standing on its head. Or defy the laws of nature with the track robot, apparently by letting it balance on various tracks.
Thanks to the gyroscope and flywheel, all this is no problem.
In the illustrated instructions you will find useful background knowledge and exciting experiments.

Balance Bott - supplied content


Find out where the technology is used in everyday life

  • Build 10 cool models with gyroscopic effect
  • Amazing experiments and learning by playing
  • With speed rods for the mechanical drive - no batteries required
  • rails - gyroscope - flywheel - everything you need to start playing and learning immediately



Sprache Anleitung: Deutsch
Sprache Verpackung: Deutsch
Spielart: Experimentierkasten
Spielsachen: Experimentierkasten
Material: Kunststoff
Number of players starting from: ab 1 Spieler
Gifts: Ja
Altersgruppe: ab 8 Jahren
Shipping weight: 0,555 kg
Manufacturer: Kosmos
brand: Kosmos
Zielgruppe: Jungen, Mädchen

Manufacturer contact  Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG, Pfizerstrasse 5-7, 70184 Stuttgart 

Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG (formerly Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, W. Keller & Co.) is the name of a Stuttgart-based publishing house, which has made a name for itself through nature guides, guides, technical, children's and youth books and experiment boxes Has. The company is also active as a game publisher. One of the most famous titles in the game program is "The Settlers of Catan".

The publishing history

1822:  Johann Friedrich Franckh founds the Franckhsche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Initially, the publishing program was characterized by literary writers such as Wilhelm Hauff, whose fairy tales, such as "The Cold Heart" or "Dwarf Nose", and folk songs are still known today.

1893: Walter Keller and Euchar Nehmann take over the publishing house

With the rapid development of the natural sciences, the focus of the publishing house changed at the end of the 19th century. Under the motto "Understanding Science", the first guides and non-fiction books on popular science topics developed with the "KOSMOS Handweiser für Naturefriends".

The KOSMOS publishing house

Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG, KOSMOS Verlag for short, is a media company in the heart of Stuttgart that feels equally committed to tradition and modernity. Our program covers a broad spectrum: guides, nature guides, non-fiction books, cookbooks, DVDs, children's and teen books, games, experiment kits, e-books and apps.

Well-known products and brands

Who does not know them, the KOSMOS experiment boxes or well-known brands and products that have received multiple awards such as What is blooming there ?, What's flying there ?, Catan, The three ???, The three !!! or star tail? 
Committed and motivated by success: We know what our customers and our target groups expect from us. That is why more than 700 authors develop our innovative products; Together with approx. 20,000 trade customers, our business partners and our employees, they are our greatest potential.

The KOSMOS family and board games

The high quality in terms of features, design and playful standards has made KOSMOS one of the most successful games manufacturers of recent years. Catan (awarded the Game of the Year 1995) are an integral part of the gaming landscape. 
Our concept "Literature in the Game" has shown, for example, that "The Pillars of the Earth" do not only know how to inspire in book form. The awards for our "Game of the Year" products (2008 for Keltis or 2013 for The Legends of Andor) or the "Children's Game of the Year" (2005 for The Little Ghost) show that we are exactly right with this commitment. Our games are played in many countries around the world and have helped to establish the success of the German Games in the USA.

The KOSMOS experiment boxes and access to knowledge

Generations of children have discovered their enthusiasm for science with the KOSMOS experiment kits. KOSMOS stands for innovation and quality as well as safety in the execution of the experiments. We believe children can better understand processes through active experimentation and are thus able to "experience and understand the world". 
In addition to the updated classics on the topics of chemistry and electronics, the young generation hungry for education can now also deal with wind energy or solar energy.

The KOSMOS quality

KOSMOS is and remains the guarantor for highest book and game quality - this applies to the content and the product. This is not coincidental, but is the result of our strategy. We use globally operating specialists and make sure that the production conditions meet our standards and are certified by specifications and on-site visits. We know what our customers want, because of course our products are tested by the target group before they reach the market. Our authors and collaborators are experts in their field and are usually themselves part of the target audience for whom they think, write and be active. KOSMOS books and games are not just for the moment. Although they are entertaining, they are durable and sustainable.

Look out! Only for use by children over 3 years of age! Manufacturer's age recommendation... mehr

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Only for use by children over 3 years of age! Manufacturer's age recommendation 8 to 12 years.

KOSMOS customer service and spare parts under
:Tel.: +49 (0)711-2191-343 Fax: +49 (0)711-2191-145

Keep the packaging and instructions because they contain important information!

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