Jumping Robot

  1. Grades 3-5
  2. Grades 6-8


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

  1. Springy engineering

    Wire up a motor and build a mechanism to make your ‘bot bounce.

  2. Build and tinker

    Create a custom skin for your robot to make it your own.

  3. Science of jumping

    Experiment with angles and energy to explore jumping physics.

What’s included?

  • wood set (8 pcs)

  • motor

  • 3 rubber bands

  • spacer

  • 5 bolts

  • 9V battery pack

  • 2 pegs

  • chassis

  • 8 rubber rings

  • spring

  • hex nut

  • dowel

  • paper body set (8 pcs)

  • 8 foam gears

  • 2 zip ties

  • 2 barrel nuts

  • sticky foam sheet

  • 4 wiggle eyes

  • illustrated instruction booklet

Topics explored

  1. Robot engineering

  2. Mechanical motion

  3. Potential + kinetic energy

Additional details

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


Test hops



10 reviews




    Grammy Laura


    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!

    Heather Feather


    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.



    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.



    Great kit, lots of spare parts and options to customize with your own style. very engaging and fun for kids.



    Loved watching grandson assemble. Excited with Jumping robot - he joined in with the jumping!

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