Madison, WI

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2021 Make48 Madison
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Challenge yourself in a fast-paced innovation competition, hosted at The Bodgery!

Make48 is a 48-hour competition where teams are given a challenge, must build a physical prototype, sales sheet, and a 1-minute marketing video, and then pitch it to judges. The twist is that we have tool technicians and access to a Makerspace full of equipment and tools to help the teams build almost anything their imaginations can come up with to solve the challenge.  Collaboration is the key to success. First place team wins $2000 and advances to the nationals in March 2022.

Everyone has big ideas, but only some have the skills either physically or digitally to make a prototype. To build anything you need collaboration, often many different materials and various pieces of equipment to finish a product. Make48 allows this process to be achieved under a timed, fun, fast-moving, and educational event!

 

The Bodgery is part of a growing movement of people gathering together to make, build, hack, create, and repair things. Imagine a space where knitters and welders hang out over pizza, talking about their latest projects and lending an extra pair of hands when needed.  Where a creative mind can walk in with one skill and a year later have more than they can count. 

Midwest prototyping is a leading force in the rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing industry, integrating advanced 3d printing technologies and dedicated customer service to provide innovative, quality solutions to companies of all sizes and scale. Midwest Prototyping offers stereolithography, laser sintering, digital light synthesis, multi-jet fusion, fused filament fabrication, urethane casting, CNC machining, finishing and assembly, allowing us to take your part designs and make them reality.

Event Date: August 12-14, 2021

 

Team Application

We're seeking diverse teams to compete in Madison - The spirit of innovation is a part of all of us!  If selected from the applications, you will be required to attend a Casting Call on the morning of June 19th at The Bodgery.   First place team wins $2000 and advances to the nationals in March 2022. Team applications are now CLOSED.

Apply!

 

Sponsor The Event

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Tool-Tech Tech Application

The heart of this competition is collaboration. Provide your talents during this event as a Tool-Tech.

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I Can Volunteer

The energy of these events is contagious. Don't want to compete but would love to help?

Apply!

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Who's Making in Madison

Brandy Aubé
Katie Freeman
Caleb Harris
Anika Gandhi

Instagram:
@brandy.studioaube
YouTube:
@brandyaube

 

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@freemanfurnishings
YouTube:
@freemanfurnishings
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@freemanfurnishings

Instagram:
@youcanmakethistoo
YouTube:
@youcanmakethistoo
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@youcanmakethistoo

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@anikasdiylife
YouTube:
@anikasdiylife
Facebook:
@anikagandhi

Jess & Jef Behnke
Joanie Sprague

Instagram:
@twomoosedesign
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@twomoosedesign
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@twomoosedesign

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@joaniesprague
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Team Bios

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LAST LOCK

Meet Jaideep, Christian, Jack & Alex!  This team has experience bringing their Last Lock product to market which they're hoping will give them an edge.

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STAINLESS STEEL BADGERS

Introducing Johnny, Mitchell, Eric & Keegan (Keegan not pictured) The Stainless Steel Badgers are recent Mechanical Engineering graduates from UW-Madison who are currently or previously employed at Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove.

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SOLUTIVE BADGERS

Meet the Solutive Badgers, Gabriela, Nicholas, Kenneth and Andrea, a team of students from UW-Madison. The planning process is beginning early for their team, who are dividing the team roles to better conquer the competition! 

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BLINDSIDED BY THE MACHINE

Four engineering students from the University of Madison-Wisconsin are ready to take on the competition! Meet Josie, Sebastian, Hannah and Natalie. Hannah not pictured.

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THE FREE WHEELERS

Meet Ben, Claude, Nikki & Zack.  They're hopeful that their product and prototyping experience for Trek bicycles will give them a one-up on the competition.

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BADGERBOTS

Meet Lisa, Jeff, Julia & J. (Julia & J. not pictured).  Their experience in the BadgerBOTS competitions will prove useful in this 48 hour showdown.

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AAAR!

This team has lots of design experience working for Strang, Inc., so they are ready for anything the competition can throw at them!  Meet Andrew, Alec, Adam and Ross.

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THE HIGHLY ILLOGICAL CAPTAINS

Meet Jen & Jamie, the husband and wife team poised to take on this challenge at their local makerspace.