Detail page of Project Yo-Yo

Playing with a Yo-Yo...

In this project I researched the physics behind a Yo-Yo with Jarno Willems and Wout Desmedt. We did this in our final year of High-school as our final project for Technical Sciences. We did this over the course of 9 months. We studied a lot of factors like the moment of inertia, lenght of the rope, mass of the yo-yo, frequency, spinning duration etc. For more information you can download the .pdf file in the Technical information section.

The main setup.

More Pictures

A graph of the moment of inertia versus the length of the rope A graph of the frequency versus the length of the rope. An example of calculations using formulas we found ourselves. These are mostly derived formulas of other formulas

Technical information