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


 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!


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

The Giant Scorpion

Four kids are out camping, three are talking and one is sleeping. The kids set an alarm for the giant scorpion. So, when the scorpion hears noises, he sets o… Kids are out camping, three are awake and one is asleep when the scorpion is out roaming for his next meal. The tail was suppose […]

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Itsy Bitsy Spider

Here's our first attempt to create an Insectarium. Say welcome to the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" project. Created by Rebeca and Luis, from educarobot and based on t… Insectarium Description – Here’s our first attempt to create an Insectarium. Say welcome to the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” project. Created by Rebeca and Luis, from educarobot and based […]

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The Spider

This model has been built by Edahí (12) and Marina (8). They have done a spider moves its legs due to the gears which are connected with them and the engine. They have worked very well together, sharing tasks. The biggest problem was the legs, until they managed not to fall. At the end they got […]

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