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New cycle of Dr. E’s WeDo and MINDSTORMS challenges

A new season of Dr. E’s Challenges starts on October 1st. This season’s first challenge, Tool for School, is the same for both the WeDo and MINDSTORMS sites.

Tool for School: Make a tool to aid you at school—a robotic pencil holder, a calculator, a lunch box—whatever you think will help make you a successful scholar.

Created by Professor Ethan Danahy of Tufts University, Dr. E’s WeDo Challenges and Dr. E’s MINDSTORMS Challenges encourage students to create solutions to open-ended problems using LEGO robotics. A new challenge is posed each month. Students work during the month to design an original project in response to the challenge, sharing their creation by posting photos and videos of their project. Everyone can vote for their favorite entry, with the winner being named that month’s fan favorite. Submissions come from students around the world; the two Dr. E’s sites have almost one thousand registered users from 49 countries.

Do you have a LEGO BOOST kit? The new BOOST platform can be used for both the WeDo and MINDSTORMS Challenges.

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Barbara Bratzel

Barbara Bratzel

Barbara teaches at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and works at the Center for Engineering and Education Outreach at Tufts University. She is the author of several LEGO robotics activity books for teachers, most recently STEM by Design.
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