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: Insectarium

Insectarium

 Max and Mia have decided to research fun insects. Can you help them find the most amazing insect?

Goal: Create an insect for the WeDo insect museum. Your insect must move in some way. It can hop, flap its wings, open and close its mouth–whatever you wish. If it also reacts to sound or movement, even better!

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Start date: February 1, 2014
Due date: February 28, 2014

Rules: Insects may be realistic or creatures from your imagination. Spiders and centipedes are okay, too. In your submission, explain to the museum visitors what is amazing about your insect. You can only use the sensors and motors from the WeDo kit. However, you are welcome to use multiple WeDo kits, additional LEGO pieces, and non-LEGO materials. Tips for using WeDo motors can be found here: Design for Motion. For tips on using sound with the WeDo program, check out this snippet: Programming Sound.

 

Submissions for Insectarium

Asteroid Xbug

This creature is from Asteroid X.  It stays in one place and waits for prey to come to it.  When a bug comes close to it, its motion sensor eyes detect it and open its mouth and catches the prey with its magnetic tongue (because the prey is made out of metal paper clips).  Then […]

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The Butterfly

Darío (+5) has made a butterfly based on WEDOBOTS design and programming. This is our final contribution to Max & Mia’s Insectarium.Hope you enjoy as well as we did.Thank you all!  http://youtu.be/G-KtHQfM45E Darío (+5) has made a butterfly based on WEDOBOTS design and programming. This is our final contribution to Max & Mia's Insectarium. Hope […]

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The hungry bee

Mmmm!! “The hungry bee”  Daniel (+8) had also a solo project where he describes the strange habit of a bee, chasing men and eating them.Yummy!! 😉  http://youtu.be/P1RAiXzmufE Mmmm!! "The hungry bee" Daniel (+8) had also a solo project where he describes the strange habit of a bee, chasing men and eating them. Yummy!! 😉

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The assassin bettle

Wow!! “The assassin beetle”  Nicolás (+9) and Joël (+8) have created this strange huge figure that tries to eat our friend Max. Take a look at the programming string but never forget the main advice:”Run Max, run!!”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsIvO_H57Yw Wow!! “The assassin beetle” Nicolás (+9) and Joël (+8) have created this strange huge figure that tries to […]

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The Big Skeleton Spider

This Big Skeleton spider was built by Álvaro (12) and Jaime (12). Once upon a time in a wide forest, there was a big skeleton spider that loved to eat people.But two terrifying warriors came to destroy the monster. They tirelessly fought againt the spider, till they finally beat it and the Big Skeleton Spider never moved again.Very good job […]

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