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

Recology Plus

Robotics with Nina | Recology+

Miss Nina’s afterschool Lego robotics class (3rd and 4th graders) created San Francisco’s waste management system, Recology. This project was done over four 1-hour classes, so we powered via battery due to time constraints. We haven’t taken it apart yet, so we will be implementing both Scratch and WeDo programming in the next couple weeks.

CLICK ON PHOTOS BELOW TO PLAY VIDEOS! – More videos and photos will be uploaded to my site: teachernina.stinge.com

Recology+ | Household Hazardous Waste FacilityRecology+ by Rooftop Elementary (click photo to start video)

Our Lego WeDo build was inspired by San Francisco's Recology plant.

dscf0373_572654151e882YouTube video – Longer Version (click photo to start video)

OUR TEAM:

Axel
Bella
Cole
Hugo
Masa
Maya
Nicholas
Noah
Oliver
Ruby


VIDEO PRODUCTION BY CHLOE MAY AND NINA NGUYEN.

“SWIVEL SORTER”: Axel
“ORGANICS ANNEX”: Bella, Maya
“HAZMAT”: Grey, Masa, Nicolas
“THE PIT”: Cole, Ruby, Oliver
“DROP-OFF”: Hugo, Noah, Axel
“IMRF”: Maya, Hugo, Noah

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2 Comments

  1. bbratzel

    Wow! What an awesome project! It was very cool to see the photos of the actual recycling facilities along with your WeDo versions. Fantastic job!

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