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Design Squad Previous Broadcasts

Bodies Electric (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 4:00 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Blowin' in the Wind (Episode #111)

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

The teams tap into their inner artists as they compete to design and build wind-powered kinetic art from recycled materials. The winning sculpture is put on display at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Pumped (Episode #110)

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

An 11-foot-tall water slide will be a cool addition to the community pool - once there's a pump to deliver the water. See which invention makes the biggest splash with YMCA campers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Batter Up (Episode #109)

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

How to make a perfect pancake? The DS teams find the right ingredients for a machine that will cook, flip and serve up delicious flapjacks at the flick of a switch. The winning machine is put to the (taste) test at a busy diner.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Functional Fashion (Episode #108)

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

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.

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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

    • KQED Plus OTA ? Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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