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Challenge Clue

Chickens in the Kitchen

See what happened at The Kansas State School for the Blind!

Creativity and innovation came alive 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 fall, 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 March 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: December 2-4 , 2022


Team Application

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 March 2023. Team Applications are now 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

onshape logo
debruce foundation logo
matterhackers logo
glowforge logo
restorer logo
Lincoln Electric Logo
stanley black and decker logo
fastenal logo
wet and forget logo
kc eye clinic logo
childrens mercy logo
trane logo
Envision Logo
operation breakthrough logo
Brodbeck Ironworks Logo
totalboat logo
ultimaker logo
Black Diamond Pigments logo
shopbot logo
olfa logo
Wagner Logo
airgas logo
kreg tool logo
westlake ace hardware logo
metal supermarkets logo
rite in the rain logo
quantum coffee logo
nanopac logo
city rent a truck logo
heartland forward logo

Team Bios

Patrick Wilson headshot


Intelleggtuals-Team Wet & Forget

Taylor Bailey headshot


Intelleggtuals-Team Wet & Forget

Hashim Syed headshot


Intelleggtuals-Team Wet & Forget

Iris Chambers headshot


Wild Wings-Team Children's Mercy

Riley Warrick headshot


Wild Wings-Team Children's Mercy

Addie Bartels headshot


Wild Wings-Team Children's Mercy

Rich Yamamoto headshot


Noble Nuggets-Team DeBruce Foundation

Caleb Schlatter headshot


Noble Nuggets-Team DeBruce Foundation

Jimmy Lewis-Swain headshot


Noble Nuggets-Team DeBruce Foundation

Isaac McBurney headshot


Varicella-Team KC Blind All Stars

Gabe Reyes-Gonzales headshot


Varicella-Team KC Blind All Stars

Liam Thurlby headshot


Varicella-Team KC Blind All Stars

Callie Dyches headshot


Little Red Hens-Team Trane

Ceci Leal headshot


Little Red Hens-Team Trane

Lyra Thompson headshot


Little Red Hens-Team Trane

Therese Marciniak headshot


Three Chicks & A Dude-Team KC Eye Clinic/Operation Breakthrough

Braydn Ghram headshot


Three Chicks & A Dude-Team KC Eye Clinic/Operation Breakthrough

Yvonne Waitiki headshot


Three Chicks & A Dude-Team KC Eye Clinic/Operation Breakthrough

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