Today's Homeschool Lesson - Parts of a Top by Bruce Charles Design

Today's Homeschool Lesson - Parts of a Top by Bruce Charles Design

Since it seems like we're all homeschooling right now, we thought we'd bring you a FUN science (or maybe social studies or vocabulary or even physics?!) lesson about a spinning top! Did you know that a Schulte spinning top has different parts? The Parts of a Top We refer to the largest diameter of the top as the flywheel. It is where most of the energy from the spin is stored. The portion extending above the flywheel is referred to as the stem or handle. The top of the stem is knurled, which is the term for the pattern that is cut into the stem...

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Bruce Charles Designs Spinning Top Base and Glass Lens Now Available!

Bruce Charles Designs Spinning Top Base and Glass Lens Now Available!

So you have a Spinning Top… Perhaps it’s even a Bruce Charles Schulte Brass Metal Spinning top (or our bronze, aluminum or stainless steel spinning top)– but how do you get the BEST spins out of it? Introducing, the Bruce Charles Designs Spinning Top Base - Your Must-Have Addition to our Spinning Top EDC Collection! Our Precision-Machined Teak Top Spinning Base and Fused Silica Spinning Glass with Double Concave Lens is the best EDC Spin Top Base on the market. Created from hand-selected Teak wood, this base is made from the hardest, strongest, most durable of the hardwoods and designed to last! Got a small spinning top...

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Achieving Top Spin Times - Bruce Charles Designs Spinning Tops

Achieving Top Spin Times - Bruce Charles Designs Spinning Tops

Did you know that the length of spin time for your Bruce Charles Designs Schulte top greatly depends not on you the spinner, but on the surface you use? It's true! On a soft, wood tabletop, a spin of a minute or two is pretty good. But those times will not compare to times you can achieve on a good spinning surface! On a hard glass or ceramic surface, the following times are good guidelines when spinning any of our Schulte tops: Any beginner should be able to get more than 3 minutes with just a bit of practice.  Intermediate...

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Ball vs. Point...and We Aren't Talking About Pens

Ball vs. Point...and We Aren't Talking About Pens

"Why a ball and not a point, like my top had when I was a kid?" We hear this comment a lot about our tops. Because tops have existed since antiquity, they are a classic! Traditionally tops were constructed of wood, sometimes with an iron tip. They spun with the help of a string or rope coiled around the top's axis, which, when pulled quickly, caused a rapid unwinding that would set the top in motion.  But with all classic toys, developments and technology have shaped how they evolve. Today, many spinning tops are made from plastic or metal. And...

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