Prototype This

Prototype This
In a warehouse on an island in the San Francisco Bay, a team of engineers and PhD's are inventing the future one prototype at a time. From finding solutions to today's problems, to conceiving cool machines that are just fun to have around, the Prototype This crew imagines and then invents by using emerging technologies to build the craziest, one-of-a-kind prototypes of tomorrow.

Genre: Reality, Science-Fiction, Special Interest

  • Watch Prototype This Season 1

    • Episode 13

      Season 1 Episode 13

      aired: Thu, Mar 26, 2009

      The team of inventors attempts to engineer the world's first robotic dog sitter. Designed to play with, let out and discipline your dog, the Robo Dog Sitter will also allow an owner at work to communicate with his dog via a monitor on the robot.

    • Episode 12

      Season 1 Episode 12

      aired: Thu, Mar 19, 2009

      The team of engineers borrows from the superhuman abilities of the gecko to invent a superhero climbing system: The Geckoman.

    • Episode 11

      11. Virtual Sea Adventure

      aired: Wed, Dec 17, 2008

      The team of engineers attempts to invent the future of deep sea diving with a virtual sea adventure that will allow you to SCUBA any reef in the world from your local swimming pool.

    • Episode 10

      Season 1 Episode 10

      aired: Wed, Dec 3, 2008

      The team of engineers attempts to bring pizza delivery into the 21st century via an assortment of robots, blimps and a self-driving car that must cross the Bay Bridge.

    • Episode 9

      Season 1 Episode 9

      aired: Wed, Nov 19, 2008

      The team attempts to build a hi-tech Pyro Pack to help firemen see in burning buildings and a robotic fireman to carry gear up flights of stairs and a victim back down.

    • Episode 8

      Season 1 Episode 8

      aired: Wed, Nov 12, 2008

      The team of inventors takes-on the future of thrill rides. Can they engineer a waterslide simulator that replicates the water-park experience from your backyard?

    • Episode 7

      Season 1 Episode 7

      aired: Wed, Nov 5, 2008

      The team of engineers attempts to build the first all-terrain vehicle based on legs and not wheels. Can they prototype the world┬╣s biggest, fastest six-legged robot?

    • Episode 6

      6. Mind Controlled Car

      aired: Wed, Oct 15, 2008

      The team has ten days to build a road rage proof car using biofeedback and mind-control technologies. The guys put the prototypes to a demolition derby test where the cars slow down and shut off unless the drivers stay calm.

    • Episode 5

      Season 1 Episode 5

      aired: Thu, Mar 12, 2009

      The team attempts to prototype two different flying lifeguard systems to save swimmers in danger on unguarded beaches.

    • Episode 4

      Season 1 Episode 4

      aired: Wed, Dec 10, 2008

      The engineers attempt to invent an airbag designed to protect workers in high-rises. This wearable airbag must sense freefall and deploy within a second, but can the team make it work in only two weeks?

    • Episode 3

      Season 1 Episode 3

      aired: Wed, Nov 26, 2008

      The Prototype This team attempts to invent a space-age sleeping pod that gets you up, showered, dressed and out the door in a matter of minutes.

    • Episode 2

      Season 1 Episode 2

      aired: Wed, Oct 29, 2008

      The team of engineers attempts to build a car that will leave traffic in our rear-view mirrors by rising up - and driving over it.

    • Episode 1

      Season 1 Episode 1

      aired: Wed, Oct 22, 2008

      The team of inventors looks into the future of gaming, and attempts to prototype giant, boxing robots that carry-out the actions of shadow-boxing people in only two weeks.

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