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Design Squad Previous Broadcasts

Go-Kart Finale - Part 1 (Episode #212)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

In this two-part season finale, the teams revamp go-karts in a high speed, off-road race. The first vehicle to cross the finish line will be featured in MAKE Magazine, and the contestant with the most point earns... a college scholarship provided by the Intel Foundation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Hockey Net Target (Episode #211)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The Design Squad teams take to the ice as Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Lashoff challenge the teams to build remote controlled hockey net targets.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

No Crying In Baseball (Episode #210)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The teams must hit a home run for Del "The Dogman" Christman - local celebrity and hot dog vendor for the Lowell Spinners (a Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) - who is in need of an onion dispenser to dress up his dogs. D-Squad Pro File: 25-year-olds Curtis Cruz and Becky O'Hara, engineers for Rawlings Sporting Goods, have a dream job that combines their passion for baseball with their love of math and science.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Band Cam (Episode #209)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

There's nothing like the World Music rhythms of Zili Misik to send the DESIGN SQUAD teams into an artistic groove. The eight-member all-female band challenges the teams to create remote-controlled aerial camera systems to cover their live performance. D-Squad Pro File: Mark Cayla, head engineer for Airship Management Services in North Carolina, maintains and operates some of the world's largest blimps for everyone from presidential candidates to the military.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jun 7, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
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