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: WeDo Mountain

WeDo Mountain

Goal: LEGO ski resort WeDo Mountain needs a new ski lift! Design and make an automated mechanism to transport little LEGO people up a slope. Control the lift with a sensor and make its cycle finish back at the starting position (so that it can bring up the next rider, of course). 

Start date: November 1, 2013
Due date: November 22, 2013.

Rules: The passenger(s) may be loaded by hand into the lift at the bottom and out of the lift at the top, but the transportation must be automated. Extra points if you can automate the loading process too! Incorporate at least one of the sensors from the kit. As always, multiple kits and non-LEGO materials may be used, but only sensors and motors from the WeDo kit are fair game. Having trouble getting the power you need? Check out this snippet: Gears or this one: Motor Power and Direction.

Submissions for WeDo Mountain

The Head Lift

00001 – YouTube This is my head ski lift.  I attached the skiers by they’re heads to go up the lift.  When someone reaches the top, he triggers the sensor to stop the lift so he can get off.  The lift waits for 8 seconds and the starts again.  This lift can carry two skiers. […]

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Super Skis

http://4toTMTWEVhTe My ski resort is called Super Skis.  I used a motor and an eight-tooth gear to make the ski car go back and forth.  There is a waiting area at the bottom of the ski resort.  I learned that the eight-tooth gear fits inside a gear rack. 

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