Sadly, Dr. E’s WeDo Challenges and Dr. E’s MINDSTORMS Challenges will no longer be posting new challenges. However, both websites will remain up so that you can continue to access the previous challenges and all of the wonderful submissions. Thank you to LEGO Education and to the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University for their years of support (and thank you to LEGO for their amazing robotics platforms).
During the six years of WeDo challlenges and five years of MINDSTORMS challenges, we received almost 1000 submissions from around the world. The two websites had a total of 1266 registered users from 57 different countries. We were truly a global community!
We have always been inspired and energized by the creativity and innovation shown by the Dr. E's Challenges community; while new challenges won't be posted moving forward, we hope that you continue doing awesome stuff in your homes, clubs, and classrooms and that you continue to share your projects with the world!
Collaborating with all of you has been a joy and an inspiration.
The folks at Dr. E’s
Our Proverb is: A Picture Paints a Thousand Words. Our proverb means that a complex idea can often be explained more effectively with just a single picture. In order to show this, we created a picture using LEGOs. In our LEGO picture, we wrote words suggesting all of the different meanings a picture could have. Then we created a moving paint brush to to represent the idea of a picture 'painting' a thousand words. Our paint brush is operated behind the picture using a motor that turns an axel. We wrote a program to turn the paint brush back and forth.