Yesterday while doing some shopping I was in the Discovery store and saw this remote control motorcycle. The thing was very cool and the only thing that kept me from buying it was knowing the look on my wife's face if I brought it home, wrapped it, and wrote my name on it :)
Question: inside the motorcycle is a gyroscope that keeps the motorcycle upright at high speeds. But even at low speed, the thing balanced pretty well. Now, the motorcycle was a little wider than a real motorcycle (if scaled up), but the thing really did run like a motorcycle without training wheels or other support.
Any thoughts on how fast you'd have to get a NXT bot's speed up to keep it up OR how difficult would it be for LEGO or HiTechnic to create a gyroscope? I should add that this has been a discussion on "another board" but not available to the general public. I'm interested in thoughts on the reality/cost/usefulness of this item.