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Beloit, WI

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Challenge Theme

Panels to Planet/Repower with Purpose

See what happened this year at The Lincoln Academy!

Creativity and innovation was at its peak in Beloit - Let's do it again!

Make48 is a 48-hour competition where teams are presented with a challenge and tasked to build a physical prototype, create a sales sheet, produce a 1-minute marketing video and pitch their big idea to a panel of judges. 


This August, Make48 will host the competition at The Lincoln Academy in Beloit, WI. With access to expert tool technicians and high-tech equipment, competing teams will have the power to build almost anything.


For this challenge, collaboration is the key to success. Many people have big ideas but few possess the resources to develop a prototype that turns them into reality. To build anything, different skills, materials and equipment must work together to create a final product. Make48 allows this process to be achieved with a fun, fast-paced, and educational event. First place team wins $2000 and advances to the nationals in November 2023.

The Lincoln Academy is dedicated to providing scholars an environment conducive to the learning process. They prove what is possible when scholars are given the right combination of school culture, strong academics, career integration and a mission-driven staff.


Built with input from the community, access and equity drives The Lincoln Academy as an innovative, high quality, free public school option. They expect ALL scholars to graduate from high school with a clear pathway to success.

Event Date: August 11-13, 2023


Team Application

We’re seeking diverse teams to compete at Make48 Beloit. Team members may be of any age, but each team must have at least someone 18+. The spirit of innovation is within us all - let’s see what you’re capable of creating! 

First place team wins $2000 and advances to the nationals in November 2023.

Applications have CLOSED


Sponsor The Event

Make48 is made possible with generous support from our sponsors. Celebrate the maker-mindset and engage with your community in an impactful way by sponsoring this event. A variety of investment levels are available.



Tool-Tech Application

Tool-Techs are essential for competing teams to achieve success. Offer your expertise and professional skill by volunteering your time as a Tool-Tech. 



Volunteer Application

The energy of these dynamic events is contagious and to execute them flawlessly we need your help! Volunteer to support the event in a number of ways from helping with setup to registering teams as they arrive.


Our Proud Sponsors

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Team Bios

Team Lion Lollapalooza


Dustin Springer, Sarah McKillips, Theo Felger and Madison Flanagan are TLA scholars who are excited to represent their school! Read more about them here

Team #Lawmen


Meet the team that work together at the Beloit Police Dept! Andre Sayles, Daniel Molland, Christopher Eberhardt and Laurie Hazeltine.  Learn more about the team here

Team Terrific Tradesmen


Welcome Aaron Wood, Ben Tufano, Frank Baroni and Mason Musil. They are a creative & innovative team of construction workers. Read more about them here

Team Purple Knights


Students Ray Watkins, Moises Guerrero Sandoval, Dulce Figueroa and Brooklyn Watkins are coming from Beloit Memorial High School. Learn more about the full team here

Team 608 Acceler8tor


Mikal Cooks, Kenda Roman, Cassandra Smith and Isaiah Johnson are members of 

Rock Co. Jumpstart! Learn more about them here

Team Stout-of-this-World


Dave Richter-O'Connell, Jewel Fredrickson, Matthew Miller and Sam Bachofen are creatives from UW Stout. Read more about this team here

Team Three Seniors & A Stick


Meet Bob, Loretta, Xavier and Garrett who are on a FIRST robotics team together. Read more about this team here

Team It's Classified


Welcome Erik, Nathan, Kelby & Katherine ready to take on this challenge. Read more about this other robotics team here

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