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Design Squad Previous Broadcasts

Bodies Electric (Episode #112)

PBS 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:

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

Blowin' in the Wind (Episode #111)

PBS 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:

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

Pumped (Episode #110)

PBS 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:

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

Batter Up (Episode #109)

PBS 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:

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

Functional Fashion (Episode #108)

PBS 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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