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Tutorials at T.i. are organized by their skill level. If you are a first time robot builder we suggest starting with the novice tutorials, and progressing on as you build future robots. All tutorials are written in an easy to understand format, although some of the terms used may be technical in nature. We suggest going over the Lingo tutorial first.
Veteran tutorials are written in the same easy to understand format as our novice tutorials, however they are meant for the seasoned builder and may contain many references to previous tutorials. We recommend starting with the novice tutorials and progressing from there.
Designing Around the Gyroscopic Effect - Building a vertical spinner? This tutorial goes over the gyroscopic effect, and designing your robot around it. Follow the equations in this tutorial and you won't have any wheel lift while turning.