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A bicycle wheel acts like a giant gyroscope.
Two cylinders that look the same may roll downhill at different rates.
Speed up your spin.
Blowing air through a disk full of holes makes a tone.
Make a jumpy mechanical pet that takes itself for a walk.
Create graceful loops and spirals by drawing on a spinning disk.
Make a stationary triangle appear on a spinning wheel.
See what properties control the rotation of an object.
Rotating water has a curved surface.
Short bursts of moving images produce some interesting effects.
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