New Cycles of Dr. E’s Challenges Are Here

Dr. E’s WeDo Challenges and Dr. E’s MINDSTORMS Challenges encourage students from around the world to solve open-ended LEGO robotics challenges and post their solutions for other students to see.

Dr. E’s MINDSTORMS Challenges

Here are the upcoming MINDSTORMS Challenges for this cycle.

FebruaryOne-Motor Car
Build a MINDSTORMS vehicle using a single motor

March: Creepy Crawly
Make a MINDSTORMS creepy crawly—a worm, a bug, a spider, or any creepy-crawly creature.

April: Money Matters
 Make a MINDSTORMS device to help manage money. E.g. a piggy bank with an alarm, a coin sorter, a money counter.

May: Human Plus
Create a device to improve human capabilities—an arm that can reach high shelves, eyes that can see infrared in addition to visible light—or whatever improvement you can imagine.

Dr. E’s WeDo Challenges

Here are the upcoming WeDo Challenges for this cycle.

February: Once Upon a Robot
Rewrite a familiar story to star a robot as one of the major characters. Show us a scene from your story. Goldibot and the Three Bears? Harry Botter and the Chamber of Secrets?

March: Creepy Crawly
Make a WeDo creepy crawly—a worm, a bug, a spider, or any creepy-crawly creature.

April: Timekeeper
It is easy to lose track of time. Create a WeDo time-keeping device to help you count the minutes.

May: Human Plus
Create a device to improve human capabilities.

 

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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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