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The crowd watching the Season 7 Nationals pitch presentations all looking at the camera
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S7 Nationals North Little Rock

Hosted At:

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Challenge Theme

Innovation within Tiny Homes

Make48 came back to North Little Rock Arkansas for Season 7 Nationals - See what happened!

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 November, The AR Regional Innovation Hub will host the winners from the 2023 competitions to find out who will be crowned the grand champions of Season 7! 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 $10,000!

The Innovation Hub is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans by inspiring innovation and expanding opportunities. Since the Hub’s opening in 2014, their state-of-the-art facilities have provided tools and training to entrepreneurs, students, and other makers, preparing them to join and grow Arkansas’s economic ecosystem.

We are thrilled to be returning to this innovative space and working with their fabulous team for Nationals!

Event Date: November 10-12, 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

North Little Rock Economic Development Logo
The Innovation Hub Logo
University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech Logo
Lincoln Electric Logo
Fastenal Logo
shopbot logo
Epilog Laser
North Little Rock Tourism Logo
Law Office of Mark Brown logo
mako Design & invent logo
ABC Supply Co, Inc. Logo
Gridlock Table logo
Kreg Tool Logo
Wagner Spray Tech Logo
MatterHackers Logo
DeBruce Foundation Logo
Harley-Davidson Logo
Argenta Wealth Management Logo
Rockwell Automation Logo
First Security Bank Logo
KCBAS Owl Logo with Braille
Kansas State School for the Blind Logo
Blackberry Market Logo
Lost 40 Brewing Co. Logo
Carhartt Logo
Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Logo
Turtle Tek Robotics Logo
The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans Logo
Wet And Forget Logo
Heartland Forward Logo
Quantum Coffee Logo
Arkansas Wine and Spirits Logo

Meet the Teams

Team DNAwesome - KSSB Team 1st Place


Svetlana, Ritchie and Ava are ready to tackle their next challenge with team captain Nick Privitera!

Team Nuts and Bolts- 2nd place at KSSB event


Ben, Mara and Kate can't wait to compete again with team captains Nich and Matticus, welcome team Nuts & Bolts!

Team Not Fast, Just Furious at Purdue 1st Place Team


Welcome Leyda Garcia-Martinez, Ashley Jeronimo, Jazmine Morgan and Allison Rios.  Read more about them here

Team Randy's Rascals 2nd Place 
 at Purdue Polytechnic Anderson


Welcome Sam Barr, Max Barr, Kaden Key and Kase Clevenger who will be led by Randy England (Team Captain). Read more about this team here

Team Purple Knights First place at The Lincoln Academy


Students Moises Guerrero Sandoval, Dulce Figueroa and Brooklyn Watkins are coming from Beloit Memorial High School along with their team captain Ray. Learn more about the full team here

Team It's Classified 2nd place at The Lincoln Academy


Welcome Erik, Nathan, Kelby & Katherine ready to take on this challenge. Read more about this other robotics team here

Team The Golden Eagles 1st Place at Bentonville


Allyson, James, Colby & Shanteé all have a love for exploring new opportunities, looking for solutions, and solving any puzzle that comes our way. Read more about there team here

The Delta School 2nd Place at Bentonville


These alumni and faculty coming from The Delta School are excited to take on the challenge.  Meet Andrew, Cameron, Haskel and John! 

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