Design Squad

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  • 2007
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.4  (17)

Design Squad is a unique reality series that is geared towards teenagers. The show has two teams that are competing for a $10,000 Intel college scholarship. The groups have to create an engineered machine, so this is appealing to kids that have an interest in science or engineering. Each season's episode consists of a topic and rules to create a machine to cater to its purpose. Here are a few examples of the episodes' topics. One episode has a professional race car builder challenge the teams to take kiddie toys and convert them to motorized dragsters. Another episode challenges them to use remote-controlled cameras to cover every possible angel during a basketball game.

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Escape from Misery Island Part 2
16. Escape from Misery Island Part 2
December 9, 2009
In the final showdown, the teams test their sea legs by building sailboats to race across the open ocean. The captain of the winning team is awarded a $10,000 college scholarship from the Intel Foundation.
Escape from Misery Island Part 1
15. Escape from Misery Island Part 1
December 2, 2009
In the final showdown, the teams test their sea legs by building sailboats to race across the open ocean. The captain of the winning team is awarded a $10,000 college scholarship from the Intel Foundation.
Tour de BBQ
14. Tour de BBQ
November 25, 2009
The competition heats up when Redbones BBQ Restaurant owner, Rob Gregory, challenges the teams to build a bicycle-powered rotisserie.
sNOw Problem? Part 2
13. sNOw Problem? Part 2
July 30, 2009
Come along for the ride as the Design Squads build dry land dog sleds for Jamaican Dog Sled team members Damion Robb and Newton Marshall.
sNOw Problem? Part 1
12. sNOw Problem? Part 1
July 30, 2009
Come along for the ride as the Design Squads build dry land dog sleds for Jamaican Dog Sled team members Damion Robb and Newton Marshall.
Shooting for the Sun
11. Shooting for the Sun
November 8, 2009
It comes down to the buzzer when WNBA players Lindsay Whalen and Tameka Raymond challenge the Design Squads to build T-shirt shooters that reach their arena's upper deck. The winning T-shirt shooter is announced live at a Connecticut Sun home game.
Water Rescue Part 2
10. Water Rescue Part 2
November 1, 2009
The Design Squads build remote-controlled, aquatic pet rescue vehicles for the New Orleans Fire Department.
Water Rescue Part 1
9. Water Rescue Part 1
October 25, 2009
The Design Squads build remote-controlled, aquatic pet rescue vehicles for the New Orleans Fire Department.
Crash-Test Rugby
8. Crash-Test Rugby
October 18, 2009
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
7. Moving Target
October 11, 2009
The Design Squad teams reach new heights by building indestructible, remote-controlled, flying football targets for Nerf toymaker Hasbro. Future football stars judge the designs for the kick-off episode of season three.
Go-Cart Finale Part 2
6. Go-Cart Finale Part 2
June 25, 2008
In this two-part season finale, the teams revamp go-karts in a high-speed off-road race. The fastest go-kart will be featured in MAKE magazine, and the contestant who ends up with the most total points wins a college scholarship provided by the Intel Foundation.
Go-Cart Finale Part 1
5. Go-Cart Finale Part 1
June 18, 2008
In this two-part season finale, the teams revamp go-karts in a high-speed off-road race. The fastest go-kart will be featured in MAKE magazine, and the contestant who ends up with the most total points wins a college scholarship provided by the Intel Foundation.
Hockey Net Target
4. Hockey Net Target
June 11, 2008
They shoot, they score! Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Lashoff challenges the teams to build remote-controlled hockey net targets.
No Crying in Baseball
3. No Crying in Baseball
June 4, 2008
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.
Band Cam
2. Band Cam
May 28, 2008
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.
Aquatic Robots
1. Aquatic Robots
May 21, 2008
Make way for Super Duck Excursions! Christine Lee, guide for the Boston-based amphibious touring vehicle company, challenges the teams to create an underwater-radio-controlled robot to add a level of excitement to her narrated tour.
Description

Design Squad is a unique reality series that is geared towards teenagers. The show has two teams that are competing for a $10,000 Intel college scholarship. The groups have to create an engineered machine, so this is appealing to kids that have an interest in science or engineering.

Each season's episode consists of a topic and rules to create a machine to cater to its purpose. Here are a few examples of the episodes' topics. One episode has a professional race car builder challenge the teams to take kiddie toys and convert them to motorized dragsters. Another episode challenges them to use remote-controlled cameras to cover every possible angel during a basketball game.Design Squad is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (36 episodes). The series first aired on February 21, 2007.

Where to Watch Design Squad

Design Squad is available for streaming on the PBS Kids website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Design Squad on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    February 21, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (17)