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Jumping Mechanism

So I started my new job just recently and I was asked to building a jumping robot as a display. (Not a bad first task if you ask me.)

I'm looking for ideas on jumping mechanisms. I've thought about spring loading, linear actuators, solenoids, etc.

My personal main mechanism I am looking into is similar to an electric airsoft guns mechanism. To explain I give you a Youtube video that should just be a gif. Turn that to be vertical, send the spring pressure into the ground, and we possible have take off.

jumps like a bull on hot coal
UPDATE: Added video. I know it's motion stinks.. But it is work in progress, I only made / show you the video because I find it interesting myself to sit and figure … Read more