FOR A SPIN
Photography by Matthew Gryczan
You can use a large cooking pot as a simple track
for your Gyrocar, or you can make a track that
offers more interest. I used an old band saw blade
½" wide by 64½" long that worked very well as a
track for my Gyrocar.
To hold the blade upright, I cut some 1"-wide
blocks of wood out of standard 2" wooden furring
strip and cut a ¼" deep slot in each with a thin saw
blade. You can watch videos of the Gyrocar running
on this track at
If you adjust the Gyrocar so that its track wheel
doesn’t turn, it will rest comfortably on a taut
string — even travel along the string if it’s raised
I’ve built a few Gyrocars with different designs.
For one of them, I used foamcore board instead
of plywood, which I covered with colored foil
wrapping paper. I also covered the battery pack
with a hemispherical spray-can lid, all of which
gave the Gyrocar a flying-saucer look.
For Gyrocar templates and videos of the
Gyrocar in action, visit