Take a leap into engineering with this jumping robot! Assemble a spring-powered mechanism, then experiment with the design to customize its jumps and appearance. Along the way, learn how the physics of potential and kinetic energy work to put the spring in your robot’s step. Ready to jump in?
Why it’s awesome
Wire up a motor and build a mechanism to make your ‘bot bounce.
Build and tinker
Create a custom skin for your robot to make it your own.
Science of jumping
Experiment with angles and energy to explore jumping physics.
Potential + kinetic energy
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.”
- KiwiCo Product Designer
By the numbers
Jumping mechanism prototypes
Battery pack placements tested