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Design Squad Previous Broadcasts

Band Cam (Episode #209)

PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

There's nothing like the World Music rhythms of Zili Misik to send the DESIGN SQUAD teams into an artistic groove. The eight-member all-female band challenges the teams to create remote-controlled aerial camera systems to cover their live performance. D-Squad Pro File: Mark Cayla, head engineer for Airship Management Services in North Carolina, maintains and operates some of the world's largest blimps for everyone from presidential candidates to the military.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Aquatic Robots (Episode #208)

PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Super Duck Excursions, the Boston-based terra-amphibious touring company, challenges the teams to create underwater radio-controlled robots to spice up their narrated tours. D-Squad Pro File: Mikell Taylor, a systems engineer at Bluefin Robotics, not only builds Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) for the U.S. Navy, but she's also taken the lead in creating a new consumer product: a personal training device for swimmers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Big Bugs (Episode #207)

PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

DESIGN SQUAD gets back to nature as the teams sculpt large-scale insects from found forest materials. The winning arthropod will be on display at the New England Wild Flower Society's Big Bugs exhibit. D-Squad Pro File: Matt Sisul and William Cao are 20-something structural engineers who volunteer for Engineers Without Borders to promote urban development in Africa and South America.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Backyard Thrill Ride (Episode #206)

PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

The teams bring the adrenaline rush of an amusement park ride to the backyard of 13-year-old Andreas Hoffman. D-Squad Pro File: What is more fun then riding a roller coaster? Mechanical engineer Chris Gray would say building one! At Great Coasters International, Chris applies his creativity and engineering know-how to build exhilarating (and safe!) roller coasters.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
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