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Each podcast is a presentation of a single problem that will help you stretch your imagination and critical thinking skills before you start problem solving. The problems are formulated to not have a single “correct” answer but to give you the opportunity to have an open discourse on different approaches to a solution.

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Launch Pad Problems #46 - Coin Flip Cheater

19-11-2015

Build a device that cheats a coin flip.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.9MB - Duration: 6:27 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #45 - Coin Flip Predictor

12-11-2015

Build a device that predicts the outcome of a coin flip.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.29MB - Duration: 4:41 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #44 - Simultaneous Information

05-11-2015

Inform a group of people simultaneously over a large geographic area.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.48MB - Duration: 4:54 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #43 - Cow Tipping

29-10-2015

Today it's a seemingly simple problem of tipping a cow.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.46MB - Duration: 5:58 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #42 - All Direction Elevator

22-10-2015

Design an elevator that moves in all directions.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.73MB - Duration: 5:10 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #41 - Stacking

15-10-2015

How high can you stack different items?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.86MB - Duration: 5:19 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #40 - Desk Bridge

08-10-2015

Using marshmallows and straws bridge a gab between two desks.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.52MB - Duration: 6:02 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #39 - Ball Tower

01-10-2015

Using superballs and Playdoh how high can you build a tower.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 3.8MB - Duration: 4:09 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #38 - Your Room

28-09-2015

Describe the room you are in.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.01MB - Duration: 4:23 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #37 - Piece of Cake

17-09-2015

Cut a cake into equal pieces with a few constraints to make it a bit harder than it sounds.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.8MB - Duration: 7:26 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





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Listen to show #0 and #00 for a primer on the format of the show and the goals.

The Launch Pad Problems podcast is a production of:

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