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: Monster


Goal: For this monstrous challenge, create a MINDSTORMS monster. It can be big or small, scary or funny—but it must respond to its environment in some way.

Start date: December 1, 2016
Due date:  January 6, 2017
Rules:  In addition to an NXT or EV3, you may use sensors, motors, and pieces from the NXT or EV3 kits. You are also welcome to use multiple MINDSTORMS kits, additional LEGO pieces, third-party sensors, and non-LEGO materials. 

🔥 The Flames of Fury 🔥

Our monster is The Flames or Fury! This robot will stroll along slowly, until it  senses any object in front of it (in this case, we used a drawn-up prop named Fred). Then it will go completely crazy: screaming, spinning, and galloping at the same time! Whether it gives you a scare, or a laugh, […]

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Karlie and Zacks robot

 This is our robot. It’s name Is widdow. It attacks  when it see’s your hand.  Plus it stops and slams is back end down and it also allows the tail to move forward and jump at you. We also added a sound effect to Miami it sound like its screaming at you when you touch […]

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Scare 101

 This is a monster for introducing scare into any situation with a set of scary claws that move up and down. The monster-robot reacts to a white straw, allowing kids to practice scare to each other and other people. Includes a scary face of course. By: Joaquin

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