Remember the Hopper?
It would be tons of fun to have a hopper race!
How can you improve this walking robot so 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!
Play the program and watch your hopper move!
Prototype New Legs
Come up with at least 2 new ideas to make your Hopper move even faster.
Remember: Anything’s possible, but no wheels!
Test Your Prototype
Place 4 bricks of 2 different colors about d=50 cm (20 in.) apart to create a starting line and a finish line.
Place your Hopper at the starting 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 you could’ve done better?
Being an inventor also means improving things. Well done!