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: Percussion Playtime

Percussion Playtime

Goal: Clash clang boom bang! Create a percussion instrument for Dr. E’s band. Drums, cymbals, xylophone, bells—any type of percussion instrument is welcome. This is a joint challenge with Dr. E’s MINDSTORMS Challenges.


Start Date: March 1, 2018
Due Date: March 31, 2018

Rules: You may use only the sensors and motors from the WeDo 2.0 kit, the original WeDo kit, or the LEGO BOOST kit. However, you are welcome to use multiple WeDo kits, BOOST kits, additional LEGO pieces, and non-LEGO materials. 


 I got my idea for building a drum because my grandfather used to play the drum for us at night. Also, my brother has a bongo set.  We made our mallet heavy so it could make loud noises like a drum.  Someties the mallet was a lttle too heavy and fell off.  

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