Hello guys, I am currently going through my undergrad in mech. engineering and i am taking a manufacturing process class and we are creating a gyroscope as one of the two projects for the course. The class is going to have a competition to see whose gyro would stay up the longest, and i was wondering if there is anything i can do to help me gain an advantage. The materials we are using are brass bearings, steel spindle, aluminum frame, and i think the ring and the circular object is made of steel as well. Not sure yet because it has only been one day of shop and i only made the spindle. Any input would be appreciated. If i can i will try and post up the specs of the gyro. Thanks. My TA said that a common arguement for the spindle is to either have a sharp point or a rounded point. the ends are filed at 60 degrees if that kind of help. but yea thanks alot.