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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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    • 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 […]

    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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