All first years at Olin are required to take Design Nature. DesNat is one of the new students' first forays into project-based, hands-on learning and one of the first design projects students work on is a hopper. The idea is to create a device that mimics a critter hopping in nature. Students are given a list of materials to work with and specifications to meet. The bottom line is that the hopper has to have a trigger and jump in the air. Take a look at the results of the 2018 DesNat Hopper project.