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: Proverbial WeDo

Proverbial WeDo

Goal: ​ The early bird catches the worm. Too many cooks spoil the broth. When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. Make a proverb come to life using WeDo. Choose a familiar favorite or a proverb from another part of the world.


Start date: May 1, 2017
Due date: May 31, 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.


Every cloud has a silver lining

Luis Javier has chosen the proverb: “Every cloud has a silver coating.” His construction shows us a part that represents the good (the dark one) and the other part represents the evil (the blue one).   YouTube  Luis Javier is not eligible for this month’s fan favorite voting because he was already voted the March […]

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Raining cats and dogs

There is a fairy house and the fairies are very busy when cats and dogs are raining. Why? They pick up the dogs and cats after the rain because some of the animals are injured. In their beautifull house, the fairies heal them. As you can see, Pavlinka has spent a lot of time to […]

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Cast no greedy eye…

At Another Man’s Pie! Nikita has chosen Russian proverb that sounds like “Na Chuzhoy Karavay Rta Ne Razevay”. The English translation is “Don’t Gape Your Jaws For The Cake Is Not Yours” (or related proverb in the title) meaning respect other people’s properties. He has imagined a hungry alien monster trying to eat a cake […]

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The Early Bird

 Our Proverb is:  The Early Bird Catches the Worm.  Our proverb means that someone who works hard and prepares creates more opportunities for achivement.  We built a bird that flaps it wings and tweets to represent the early bird while the red lazy bird we built sleeps in its nest.  We created a worm called […]

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DJ’s Drawbridge

My proverb is a Ship In The Harbor Is Safe But That Is Not Why Ships Are Built.  It means to take risks.  I built a ship and a drawbridge.  My ship is heading out to sea but the captain is worried that he might hit the bridge and sink.  Luckily, the bridge opens for […]

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