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Design Squad Nation Previous Broadcasts

It's Alive! (Episode #102)

PBS Kids: Wed, Feb 29, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Judy and Adam join forces with Jennifer-- a young pastry chef from Boston, MA -- to create the cake of her dreams for the cast party of "Young Frankenstein: The Musical." With guidance and inspiration from master baker Jorg Amsler of Truly Jorg's Patisserie in Saugus, MA, the team engineers a cake that is part delicious, part electronic and part mad scientist -- wowing the musical's cast and crew.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Feb 29, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Apache Skateboarders (Episode #101)

PBS Kids: Tue, Feb 28, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

On the first episode, Ronnie -- a 17-year-old skateboarder from the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona -- teams up with co-hosts Judy and Adam to build a skateboarding street course. Engineered to be modular, durable and weather-resistant, this is the skate park of Ronnie's dreams.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Feb 29, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Feb 28, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Trash to Treasure (Episode #110)

PBS Kids: Tue, Feb 7, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

For the last episode, kids across the country were asked to recycle, re-use and re-engineer everyday materials into the next big invention in the 2010 Trash to Treasure contest. Three grand-prize winners visit Boston to work with professional engineers at Continuum, a global innovation and design consultancy, to see their original ideas become real products.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Feb 8, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Feb 7, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

One Giant Leap - Part 2 (Episode #109)

PBS Kids: Thu, Feb 2, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Judy and Adam invite Felipe -- an accomplished 15-year-old pilot from Miami, FL -- to compete in the 2010 Red Bull Flugtag competition. Together, they team up with NASA to design and build a human-powered flying machine. With their NASA-inspired glider design, Team One Giant Leap soars off a 30-foot-high deck, impressing the judges with distance and style.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Feb 3, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Feb 2, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

One Giant Leap - Part 1 (Episode #108)

PBS Kids: Wed, Feb 1, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

Judy and Adam invite Felipe -- an accomplished 15-year-old pilot from Miami, FL -- to compete in the 2010 Red Bull Flugtag competition. Together, they team up with NASA to design and build a human-powered flying machine. With their NASA-inspired glider design, Team One Giant Leap soars off a 30-foot-high deck, impressing the judges with distance and style.

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