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Make48 Season 6 Finale: Crowning the Champion!

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

Are you ready for a whirlwind of innovation, creativity, and teamwork? Make48 Season 6 is coming to its thrilling conclusion, and you won't want to miss the action. Tune in to the This Old House Makers Channel on ROKU Wednesday, November 8th and 15th and catch the full four episodes of Nationals from 9:00 - 11:00 PM (EST).

In 2022, 48 talented teams embarked on an incredible journey during the 6th season of Make48. Guided by Tool Techs, mentors, and industry experts, these teams had just 48 hours to brainstorm, design, and create brand-new prototypes. It was a race against time, and the pressure was on.

The teams that made it to the Nationals included:

  1. L Quadratics from Wichita, KS at GoCreate Makerspace (Challenge Sponsor; Koch Industries)

  2. Dreaming DeNicolas from Milwaukee, WI at MIAD (Challenge Sponsor; Harley-Davidson)

  3. Stellar Tech Girls from Madison, Wisconsin at Stoughton FabLab (Challenge Sponsor; TREK Bikes)

  4. The Mavericks from Indianapolis, Indiana at Fishers Makerspace (Challenge Sponsor; Corteva Agriscience)

  5. BruWin from North Little Rock at The AR Innovation Hub (Challenge Sponsor; City of North Little Rock)

  6. Rock River Dinners from Beloit, WI at The Lincoln Academy (Challenge Sponsor; Beloit 200)

  7. The Little Red Hens from Kansas City, KS at The Kansas State School for the Blind (Team Captain: Trane)

The entire competition was filmed and produced by Stellar Image Studios in the vibrant city of Kansas City, Missouri. The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) served as the backdrop for this intense competition, offering an ideal setting for the teams to bring their ideas to life.

T-Mobile served as the challenge sponsor for the National competition hosted at the Innovation Studio on UMKC’s campus. This state-of-the-art facility is now open for the Kansas City community to explore and innovate, fostering a spirit of creativity and invention. The theme for this season was "Animal Wellness." Teams were tasked with creating a Technology-Connected Portable Animal Crate equipped with T-Mobile 5G technology. These crates had to have the ability to track, monitor, and comfort animals during transit, post-vet care, or during times of stress. It was a unique challenge that pushed the teams to think outside the box.

Over the 48 hours, the contestants worked tirelessly at the Innovation Studio, collaborating with their teams and receiving guidance from Tool Techs to build their prototypes. The pressure was immense, and the clock was always ticking.

A distinguished panel of judges, including Kevin O’Connor from This Old House, Kevin Mako from Mako Design+Invent, and Wendy Byram from T-Mobile, faced the tough task of selecting the first-place team among the competitors.

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