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Challenge Clue


We're coming BACK to The Kansas State School for the Blind!
See what happened last year:

Showcasing there are no limitations on innovation at this special event!

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 June, Make48 will host the competition at The Kansas State School for the Blind in Kansas City, KS. 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.

KSSB is a catalyst and leader in the development of exemplary programs and practices in vision services in Kansas.  They build local capacity throughout the state via strategic partnerships to ensure learners with visual impairments are able to assume responsible roles in society and lead fulfilling lives.

The Kansas State School for the Blind offers many programs including online courses, extended day and school year services, early education and transition to life beyond the K-12 school system.  

Event Date: June 9-11, 2023


Team Application

We’re still seeking company team captains to compete at this event. Team members will consist of three KS State School for the Blind recruits and one team captain from a sponsoring company. 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.


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

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