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Fishers, IN

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Challenge Sponsor

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Challenge Theme

Agricultural Education

Look what happened when Indiana FFA Chapters competed at this special Make48 competition!

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. 


In May 2024, Fishers Maker Playground hosted teams comprised of Indiana FFA chapters for a Make48 competition. With access to expert tool technicians and high-tech equipment, competing teams had the power to build almost anything.


For this challenge, collaboration was 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 won $2000.

Indiana FFA is a dynamic youth organization that provides students opportunities for leadership development, personal growth, and career success. 

In 1929, Indiana FFA was founded one year after the establishment of the National FFA organization and has grown into an organization that has something to offer everyone. 

Today, Indiana FFA has more than 14,000 members and is making a positive impact on hundreds of communities across the state. Indiana FFA provides secondary (Grades 5-12) school-aged students with challenging opportunities to develop leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and explore potential career opportunities. 

The Maker Playground features several zones throughout the space for you to tinker and create, including a community workshop, metal shop, 3D printing space, welding, CNC routers, a laser cutter, and more. It offers several community programs from their youth Make 5 programs which offers experiential and project-based curriculum for all 5th grade students, to their Entremaker Program providing students with both the academic knowledge and technical skills needed to succeed in the industry. 


Event Date: May 3-5, 2024

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Team Bios

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Hamilton Heights FFA

Meet Emily, Quentin, Marshall & Lauren from Hamilton Heights.  Read more about them here!



Meet the team from Purdue Polytechnic H.S. - Dustin, Violet, Sophie & Eddie.  Read more about this team here.

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EH Royals

This team is from the Eastern Hancock School District.  Welcome Sarah, Luke, Tyelar & Silas.  Meet this team here.

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Mud Flaps

These students hail from Frankton.  Read more about Stacy, Jacob, Grace & Matthew here.

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Coming from Hamilton Southeastern, meet Sam, Ellie, Meghan & Eliza.  Learn more about this team here.

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Clever Connersville

Coming from Connersville, meet Gabe, Emma, Christina & Curtis.  Find out more about them here.

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Fishers HS FFA

The local team from Fishers HS consists of Samuel, Shae, Jackson & Dean.  Read about them here.

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