Remember the Hopper?

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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.

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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-us
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Play the program and watch your hopper move!

Prototype New Legs

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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

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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!

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Which team built the fastest legs? 

Explain the mechanics of your prototype.

How did you do? 

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

Being an inventor also means improving things. Well done!