What you get
Take a leap into engineering with this jumping robot! Assemble a spring-powered mechanism to make the robot hop along, then experiment with the design to customize its jumps and its looks. Along the way, learn how the physics of potential and kinetic energy puts the spring in the robot’s step. Ready to hop to it?
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“We got our first prototype to jump using rubber bands from around the workshop, but we switched to springs because they’re stronger and more reliable.”
By the numbers
Jumping mechanism prototypes: 8
Battery pack placements tested: 12
Test hops: +1,000
Loved watching grandson assemble. Excited with Jumping robot - he joined in with the jumping!
Amazing! The instructions are very easy to follow and the product works very well
I have purchased before for another grandchild. This one is waiting to be built. However, I am sure it will be fantastic.