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: Mythical Beast

Mythical Beast

Goal: ​ Create a mythical beast—a dragon, a unicorn, a sea serpent, or any other imaginary animal. Show us something about your creature—how it moves, what it eats, where it lives. A joint challenge with Dr. E’s MINDSTORMS Challenges.


Start date: February 1, 2017
Due date: February 28, 2017

Rules: You may use only the sensors and motors from the original WeDo or WeDo 2.0 kit. However, you are welcome to use multiple WeDo kits, additional LEGO pieces, and non-LEGO materials. Tips for using motors can be found here: Building Tips and tips for using sensors with WeDo software can be found here: Using Sensors.



 Coach Celeste’s team at the Main Street Homeschool Auxiliary invented Sarah, the Cat-Phoenix-Alien who fiercely guards her eggs. When a trespasser like Sam or Bob approaches, she flaps her wings, swings her head, swishes her tail, and roars to scare them away speedily!  Check out that complex coding!

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Robo Dragasus

 Coach Jaime’s team at the Main Street Homeschool Auxiliary dreamed up the Robo Dragasus, a complex beast with the front of a dragon and the rear of a pegasus.  Robo Dragasus uses a motion sensor to detect intruders who are after his treasure.  When a thief is near, Robo Dragasus breathes perilous flames and the […]

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The Droenix

Coach Kathryn’s team at the Main Street Homeschool Auxiliary created the Droenix, a dragon-phoenix hybrid with destructive spinning arms that threaten to knock out raiders in search of his hidden gold.  His arch enemy is Indiana Jones – watch what happens when Indy gets too close!  Indy wins!  He sits triumphantly atop the ruins of […]

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