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. Thank you, The folks at Dr. E’s

Category Archives: Half Minute Movie

Half Minute Movie

Goal: Make a super-short film of your favorite book or movie. You decide how much of the story to include–it can be a brief scene, several scenes, or the entire book or movie. You can even change the ending if you want. Use the WeDo motors and sensors to add action. You can include WeDo sounds and backgrounds too. However, your film cannot be more than half a minute long! 

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Start date: May 1, 2014
Due date: May 31, 2014.

Rules: The movie can be no more than thirty seconds long. No violence, please! As always, multiple kits, additional LEGO pieces, and non-LEGO materials may be used, but only sensors and motors from the WeDo kit are fair game. For tips on using sound with the WeDo program, check out this snippet: Programming Sound.


Submissions for Half Minute Movie


Movie set in the theme of “Back to the Future” using the LEGO “Back to the Future” set to build the Delorean car.  The story is of course changed to show Marty talking to Doc to understand how Time machine works in the car and informing the doc he is going back to May30th to […]

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