Back to Lego Technic Puppy Journal

Jump-O-Bot

DAT File

About

Instructions

Video

Brickshelf Gallery

One of the unsolved challenges posed by the authors of the very fine "Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms" is to construct a robot that propels itself jumping, rather than walking on legs or rolling on wheels. Neither pretty nor smart, Jump-O-Bot manages nonetheless to perform the task it's designed for: maintaining a consistent and sustainable cycle of jumps that move the robot forward. This 35-piece version is in fact the first prototype that performs according to those standards. I am releasing it in its present crude version to encourage building and experimenting by other builders - how about a Spring-O-Matics contest?

Do you like it? LEGO®, LEGOLAND®, LEGO SYSTEM®, LEGO TECHNIC®, DUPLO®, LEGO PRIMO® and LEGO MINDSTORMS® are trademarks of the LEGO Company which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.


1