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Design Squad Previous Broadcasts

Functional Fashion (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

It's a marriage of high tech and haute couture (well, sort of) as the teams compete to see who can design the best dual-purpose clothing. Join DS on the runway as the garments/gadgets make their fashion debut.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Just for Kicks (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The challenge: design a "revolutionary" device that automatically feeds a stream of balls to Michael Parkhust, a professional soccer player with the New England Revolution. This is one episode that's sure to be a ball.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

A Collective Collaboration (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The teams both set their sights on designing the most durable, portable and low-cost peanut butter making machines for a women's collective in Haiti. Powered by human hands and inspiring to the human heart, DS shows that engineering really can change lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Got Game? (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Challenged to come up with a way to cover all the angles of a basketball game via remote-controlled cameras, the teams dive into action and compete to prove who's got (the whole) game.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Ds Unplugged (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

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!

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    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

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