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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 #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)





Launch Pad Problems #36 - Beer Drinking

10-09-2015

It's simple, you just need to drink a beer at the bottom of a pool.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.06MB - Duration: 5:32 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #35 - Giant Rock

03-09-2015

Weigh a giant boulder without a scale.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 3.06MB - Duration: 3:21 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #34 - Lego Colors

27-08-2015

Without looking, stack 4 Legos in a specific color order.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 3.88MB - Duration: 4:14 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #33 - Stop a Stampede

20-08-2015

How do you stop a stampede of cows?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.18MB - Duration: 4:34 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #32 - Shape Drawer

13-08-2015

Build a machine to draw a selection of shapes onto any curved surface.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.73MB - Duration: 6:16 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #31 - Random Number

06-08-2015

Build a machine to generate a random number.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5MB - Duration: 5:28 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #30 - Phone Charger

30-07-2015

Today you need to build a charger for you dead phone.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 3.71MB - Duration: 4:03 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





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Listen to show #0#00, #000, and #0000 for a yearly primer on the format of the show and the goals.

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