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Design Squad Previous Broadcasts

Green Machines (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The teams go green as they work with the Food Project, an organization that creates social change through sustainable agriculture. Two young Food Project volunteers challenge the teams to design a compost lifter for their urban farm. D-Squad Pro File: Industrial engineer Erin Gately creates new environmentally friendly products for Hewlett-Packard by ensuring that HP's computer products are made with fewer non-recyclable materials.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Pvc Kayak (Episode #202)

KQED Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Jump on board as King Island, Alaska, native Sean Gallagher challenges the DESIGN SQUAD teams to build 10-foot kayaks using traditional design but with non-traditional materials. D-Squad Pro File: Mechanical and design engineer Connie Yang is as extreme as the high-tech tents she designs for NEMO Equipment.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Cardboard Furniture (Episode #201)

KQED Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The DESIGN SQUAD teams create innovative yet practical cardboard furniture for the home goods superstore IKEA. Furniture shoppers take a seat in the judges' chair to decide the winning team. D-Squad Pro File: 25-year-old Jennifer Chua is a packaging engineer who works at Method, a company in San Francisco that specializes in nontoxic, biodegradable products. Jennifer makes high-quality products that are both good-looking and good for the environment.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Winner Takes All (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The season concludes when the product design firm Continuum asks the DS teams to develop and test a "summer sled" for retail giant L.L. Bean. It's a bumpy, downhill slide to the finish line.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
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