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2022 Influencer Make48 Opportunities

Tool tech Jess Crow standing with Tom Gray both holding up her rectangle artwork made from wood and epoxy
If you haven't yet experienced a Make48, it 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.
Participants are supported by a team of tool technicians (that's where YOU come in) in a Makerspace full of equipment and tools to help them build nearly any solution their imaginations can conceive.  Collaboration is the key to success.​
In real life, everyone has big ideas, but only about 5% have the skills either physically or digitally to make a prototype. To build complex solutions you need collaboration, often many different materials and various pieces of equipment to finish a product. Make48 accelerates the process in a fun, fast-moving, and educational event!

Check out these options for ways to get involved in 2022!
Tool tech Dre Fandetti working with epoxy at an event
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flagship city series

Starting in February, our flagship city series will be hitting cities nationwide with events approximately every month through November.  Many of you have participated in these in 2021 and we'd love to have you back!  Cities will include Kansas City | Phoenix | Wichita | Milwaukee | Madison | Indianapolis | Hartford

Group photo of teams, tool techs and volunteers standing on blue stairs with the make48 letters at GoCreate
Two emcee hosts being filmed talking to a group of teams and tool techsScience City
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Nationals filmed for PBS

The 2021 City Series will cuminate in a battle of the top two teams from each of the events for a National competition.  The event will take place March 25-27th at GoCreate in Wichita, KS and will be filmed for Season 5 of Make48's PBS documentary.  We would love to have some of you attend to be tool techs and help the teams with their products!

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at the National Hardware Show

The National Hardware Show is the perfect place to showcase what Make48 is all about.  Using tools from the Make48 trailer, we craft mini challenges for makers like yourselves to solve, displaying your talents to the attendees and exhibitors of the show.   Come collaborate and show off your skills in sunny Las Vegas April 5-7th!

Make48 team standing around a wooden wagon in front of the make48 tool trailor in las vegas

Get in touch today to discuss!

Tool tech Jimmy DiResta using a Dewalt circular saw on a piece of wood with a pencil in his mouth
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Solo Challenges

Work better on your own, in your own shop?  Or don't have time in 2022 for travel?  We would love to give you an "at-home" 48-hour challenge!  If this sounds like fun, let's talk.

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