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Design Squad Previous Broadcasts

Functional Fashion (Episode #108)

PBS 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:

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

Just for Kicks (Episode #107)

PBS 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:

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

A Collective Collaboration (Episode #106)

PBS 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:

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

Got Game? (Episode #105)

PBS 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:

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

Ds Unplugged (Episode #104)

PBS 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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