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 World Cup

WeDo World Cup

 Goal: Make a super-short film of your favorite book or movie. You decide how much of the story to include–it can be a brief scene, several scenes, or the entire book or movie. You can even change the ending if you want. Use the WeDo motors and sensors to add action. You can include WeDo sounds and backgrounds too. However, your film cannot be more than half a minute long!

Start date: September 4, 2013
Due date: October 1, 2013.

Rules: The motor must create motion that leads to action seen in a soccer match. You may use multiple WeDo kits. Please only use motors or sensors from the WeDo kit; aside from that, external materials are allowed. Tips for using the WeDo motor can be found here: Building with Motors. When you have completed the challenge, write a description of your soccer-bot and upload a video of it to this site.

Submissions for WeDo World Cup


Our homeschool team of Lego builders is Joey (7) and Lily (5). Joey built the goalie; Lily built the soccer stadium with fans. Joey was the Programmer for this project. Using a motor, pulley and belt, the goalie moves side to side. The soccer ball was made from paper and craft tape.

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