Design Squad Previous Broadcasts

Ds Unplugged (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The teams take a crash course in pre-industrial building techniques as they compete to build 20-foot bridges - without the aid of power tools, forklifts or flushable toilets. It's a show for the (Middle) Ages!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Skunk'd (Episode #103)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

When a guy named Skunk comes looking for a bike bizarre enough to impress the members of SCUL (Subversive Choppers Urban Legion), you give him what he wants. The rubber really meets the road when DS parades their newly created choppers (bikes) on a SCUL mission.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Rock On (Episode #102)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The teams compete to create original musical instruments - one stringed and one percussive - for Off White Noise, a local band. The instruments are put to the test when Off White Noise rocks out at the Middle East nightclub.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

The Need for Speed (Episode #101)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

A professional racecar builder challenges the DS teams to convert kiddie toys - a red wagon and a tricycle - into motorized dragsters.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Bodies Electric (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

The teams "take a shine" to hip hop artist Wyatt Jackson when they try to create a sound and light show triggered by Jackson's moves and grooves. In a live performance, it's DS night at the Strand Theater!

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