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.