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+
Apr 8 2023
My 6 year old grandson and I had a wonderful time putting this together. He loved the end result and that he can also be creative to make it look like other creatures/characters. Great education booklet also!
Apr 5 2023
We gave this as a gift to my 8 year old nephew and he built it with his grandfather. They remarked that it was very well made and cleverly designed. They had fun putting it together and it worked like a charm jumping around.
Mar 29 2023
I must admit ! I love the idea of KiwiCo. We are new to your company. I have bought more products than we have made yet. Jumping Robot's are waiting for birthday's in April. They looks wonderful. Give me some time before I give my official review.