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North Little Rock, AR

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Challenge Theme

Trail of Tears

See what happened this year in North Little Rock

Innovation came alive at this fast-paced event held at
The Innovation Hub!

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 Innovation Hub. 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.

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.


The Innovation Hub uses tools, skills, and expertise to inspire innovators and entrepreneurs who expand the range of educational and economic opportunities for themselves, for their communities, in Arkansas and throughout the world.

Event Date: October 7-9 , 2022


Team Application

We’re seeking diverse teams to compete at Make48 North Little Rock. Team members may be of any age, but each team must have at least someone 18+. 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.

Apply for next year!

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



This team includes a mechanical/industrial engineer (Shaun), 3-dimensional artist (David), and student (David).  Read about their team here



Finding It is a team of high school teachers that come from diverse backgrounds. Learn more here

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This trio attends EStem High School and enjoys making things in their free time. Read more about Isaac, Harrison & Henry here



Katrina, Tessa, Genevieve and Chance are coming from Hot Springs to take on this challenge! Read more here



This teacher and his students from Pulaski Academy can't wait to compete.  Read more about the team here



Xiomara, Noah, Conner, and Naseir enjoy spending time together at their STEAM Lab at Boone Park Elementary.  Read more about this team here

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