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Design Squad Previous Broadcasts

Water Dancing (Episode #205)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Dancer and performance artist Lisa Bufano, a bilateral leg and finger amputee, challenges the teams to build specialized prostheses for an underwater performance. D-Squad Pro File: Greg Jones applies his mechanical engineering skills in a broad range of artistic endeavors including "La Contessa," a replica of a 40-foot Spanish galleon built over a school bus.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Gravity Bikes (Episode #204)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

The DESIGN SQUAD teams go head-to-head as they compete to build high-speed gravity bikes for Gravity Sports International champion Tom Whalen. D-Squad Pro File: Gael Force Team 126 from Clinton, Massachusetts, is one of more than 1,300 teams that compete each year at the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition. Teams had just six weeks to design, build and test a robot that raced around a track to move a 40-inch inflatable ball.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Green Machines (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

The teams go green as they work with the Food Project, an organization that creates social change through sustainable agriculture. Two young Food Project volunteers challenge the teams to design a compost lifter for their urban farm. D-Squad Pro File: Industrial engineer Erin Gately creates new environmentally friendly products for Hewlett-Packard by ensuring that HP's computer products are made with fewer non-recyclable materials.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Pvc Kayak (Episode #202)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Jump on board as King Island, Alaska, native Sean Gallagher challenges the DESIGN SQUAD teams to build 10-foot kayaks using traditional design but with non-traditional materials. D-Squad Pro File: Mechanical and design engineer Connie Yang is as extreme as the high-tech tents she designs for NEMO Equipment.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Cardboard Furniture (Episode #201)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

The DESIGN SQUAD teams create innovative yet practical cardboard furniture for the home goods superstore IKEA. Furniture shoppers take a seat in the judges' chair to decide the winning team. D-Squad Pro File: 25-year-old Jennifer Chua is a packaging engineer who works at Method, a company in San Francisco that specializes in nontoxic, biodegradable products. Jennifer makes high-quality products that are both good-looking and good for the environment.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
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