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
Annalee and Everett wanted to build a ski lift. Everett did most of the work building the mountain, and made sure there was a tunnel so he could have his Chima Speedorz race through. Annalee built the pulley system and found a great way for the lift chairs to stay attached while still being removable. There were quite a few redesigns throughout this project to ensure it would work properly. We needed the proper amount of tension on the string, and also had to insure the lift chairs would not slip on the line. For added fun, the Dr. E trophy was placed on top of the mountain to spin around. Please view the videos for great descriptions of this project from Annalee and Everett.