Remember the hopper?


It would be tons of fun to have a hopper race!

How can you improve this walking robot so that you’re sure to win the race?

Build your hopper.


You'll start here.
You’ll test this one and then modify it to (hopefully) create the fastest hopper!

Alright, test your hopper!

SPIKE Invention-Squad Hopper-Race Step03-Program - en-gb

Play the program and watch your hopper move!

Build prototypes of new legs


Come up with at least 2 new ideas to make your hopper move even faster.

Remember: Anything’s possible, but you can’t use wheels!

Test Your Prototype


Place 4 bricks of 2 different colours about d=50 cm apart to create a start line and a finish line.

Place your hopper at the start line and play the program. 

On your mark, get set, go!


Which team built the fastest legs? 

Explain the mechanics of your prototype.

How did you do? 


What did you do well? Is there anything that you could’ve done better?

Being an inventor also means improving things. Well done!