The NXT Gyro Sensor returns the number of degrees per second of rotation as well as indicating the direction of rotation. Measure +/- 360° per second and build robots that can balance, swing or perform other functions where measurement of rotation is essential.
The NXT Gyro Sensor contains a single axis gyroscopic sensor that detects rotation and returns a value representing the number of degrees per second of rotation.
The Gyro Sensor connects to an NXT sensor port using a standard NXT wire and utilizes the analog sensor interface. The rotation rate can be read up to approximately 300 times per second. The Gyro Sensor is housed in a standard Mindstorms sensor housing to match the other Mindstorms elements.