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    • One Giant Leap Part 2
      One Giant Leap Part 2
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/23/11
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      The One Giant Leap Team competes in the 2010 Red Bull Flugtag competition, having invited Felipe, a fifteen year old pilot from Miami Florida to help them out. The team works with NASA to design and create their very own human powered flying glider machine. The team's machine flies off a thirty foot tall deck and soars well, impressing the contest's judges.moreless
    • Tour de BBQ
      Tour de BBQ
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/20/09
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      The competition heats up when Redbones BBQ Restaurant owner, Rob Gregory, challenges the teams to build something big.
    • Escape From Misery Island, Part 1
      Escape From Misery Island, Part 1
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/27/09
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      In the final showdown, the teams test their sea legs by building sailboats to race across the open ocean.
    • The Need for Speed
      The Need for Speed
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      2/28/07
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      A professional racecar builder challenges the teams to convert kiddie toys into motorized dragsters.
    • sNOw Problem? (Part 1)
      sNOw Problem? (Part 1)
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/6/09
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      The Design Squad builds dry land dog sleds for Jamaican Dog Sled team members Damion Robb and Newton Marshall.
    • Winner Takes All
      Winner Takes All
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/15/08
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      The season concludes when Continuum (a design consultancy) 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!
    • sNOw problem? (Part 2)
      sNOw problem? (Part 2)
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/13/09
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      The Design Squad builds dry land dog sleds for Jamaican Dog Sled team members Damion Robb and Newton Marshall.
    • Off-Road Go-Karts Part 1
      Off-Road Go-Karts Part 1
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      9/23/09
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      It's part 1 of the season finale as the teams try to build offroad go-karts.
    • Escape from Misery Island Part 2
      Escape from Misery Island Part 2
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/4/09
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      In the final showdown, the teams test their sea legs by building sailboats to race across the open ocean.
    • Water Dancing
      Water Dancing
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      4/30/08
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      A bilateral amputee challenges the teams to build specialized prostheses for an underwater performance.
    • Band Cam
      Band Cam
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      8/28/09
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      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.
    • Crash-Test Rugby
      Crash-Test Rugby
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      3/18/09
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      U.S. Paralympic athlete and wheelchair rugby player Kerri Morgan asks the teams to track her every move on the court by building an automated wheelchair that simulates a defensive player on the attack.
    • Moving Target
      Moving Target
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/9/09
      0.0
      They shoot, they score! Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Lashoff challenges the teams to build remote-controlled hockey net targets.
    • Water Rescue, Part 1
      Water Rescue, Part 1
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/16/09
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      The Design Squads build remote-controlled, aquatic pet rescue vehicles for the New Orleans Fire Department.
    • Shooting For The Sun
      Shooting For The Sun
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/30/09
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      WNBA players challenge the Design Squads to build T-shirt shooters that reach their arena's upper deck.
    • Off-Road Go-Karts Part 2
      Off-Road Go-Karts Part 2
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      9/23/09
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      In this two-part season finale, the teams revamp go-karts in a high-speed off-road race.
    • Water Rescue, Part 2
      Water Rescue, Part 2
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/23/09
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      The Design Squads build remote-controlled, aquatic pet rescue vehicles for the New Orleans Fire Department.
    • No Crying in Baseball
      No Crying in Baseball
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      9/23/09
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      The teams must hit a home run for Del "The Dogman" Christman, local celebrity and hot dog vendor for the Lowell Spinners.
    • Hockey Net Target
      Hockey Net Target
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      9/23/09
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      They shoot, they score! Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Lashoff challenges the teams to build remote-controlled hockey net targets.
    • Aquatic Robotics
      Aquatic Robotics
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      7/21/09
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      Super Duck Excursions, the Boston-based terra-amphibious touring company, challenges the teams to create underwater radio-controlled robots to spice up their narrated tours.
    • Pumped
      Pumped
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      10/1/08
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      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.
    • Functional Fashion
      Functional Fashion
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      4/5/07
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      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.
    • Just for Kicks
      Just for Kicks
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      4/4/07
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      The teams must design a device that automatically feeds balls to professional soccer player Michael Parkhurst.
    • Collective Collaboration
      Collective Collaboration
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      4/2/07
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      The teams set their sights on designing the most durable, portable and low cost peanut butter making machines for a women's collective in Haiti. Powered by human hands and inspiring to the human heart, DS shows that engineering really can change lives.
    • Got Game?
      Got Game?
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      4/2/07
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      Challenged to come up with a way to cover all the angles of a basketball game via remote-controlled cameras, the teams dive into action and compete to prove who's got (the whole) game!
    • DS Unplugged
      DS Unplugged
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      4/2/07
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      The teams take a crash course in pre-industrial building techniques, as they compete to build 20-foot bridges-without the aid of power tools, forklifts, or...flushable toilets. It's a show for the (Middle) Ages!
    • Backyard Thrill Ride
      Backyard Thrill Ride
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      5/7/08
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      The teams bring the adrenaline rush of an amusement park ride to the backyard of 13 year-old Andreas Hoffman.
    • Blowin' in the Wind
      Blowin' in the Wind
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/1/08
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      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.
    • PVC Kayak
      PVC Kayak
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      4/9/08
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      Sean Gallagher designs ten-foot kayaks using traditional design but non-traditional materials; high-tech tents.
    • Rock On
      Rock On
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      4/2/07
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      The teams compete to create original musical instruments-one stringed and one percussive-for Off White Noise, a local band. The instruments are put to the test when Off White Noise rocks out at the Middle East nightclub.
    • Green Machines
      Green Machines
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      4/16/08
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      A compost filter for an urban farm; an engineer creates environmentally friendly products for Hewlett-Packard.
    • Cardboard Furniture
      Cardboard Furniture
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      4/2/08
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      Cardboard furniture for Ikea; Jennifer Chua makes high-quality products that are good looking and good for the environment; package design.
    • Gravity Bikes
      Gravity Bikes
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      4/23/08
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      High-speed gravity bikes; teams compete at the annual FIRST Robotics competition.
    • Skunk'd
      Skunk'd
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      4/2/07
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      When a guy named Skunk comes looking for a bike bizarre enough to impress the members of SCUL (Subversive Choppers Urban Legion), well, you give him what he wants. The rubber really hits the road when DS parades their newly created choppers (bikes) on a SCUL mission.
    • Bodies Electric
      Bodies Electric
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/1/08
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      DESIGN SQUAD-ers 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 Theatre!
    • Batter Up
      Batter Up
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      9/1/08
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      How to make a perfect pancake? The DS teams seek 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.
    • Big Bugs
      Big Bugs
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      5/13/08
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      Design Squad gets back to nature as the teams sculpt large-scale insects from found forest materials. The winning arthropod will be on display at the New England Wild Flower Society's Big Bugs exhibit.
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