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Watch The 2022 Madison-Make48 Highlight Sizzle

Updated: Jul 12

WATCH the 2022 Madison-Make48 Sizzle now on our YouTube channel!

FIXtures, We fail fast., UW-Stout MOC, Stellar Tech Girls, UW-Stout Industrial Design, The Badgineers, and WI Made had to find a solution that benefits the community and environment by recycling bicycle waste from parts that would end up in the landfill.

TREK Bicycle called the challenge and teams went to work at FabLab Stoughton, an area high school with a massive workshop that had tools and machinery around every corner. The third city event was supported by a group of tool techs, mentors and volunteers from the Wisconsin area and nationwide.

Experts from TREK Bicycle, AprilAire, Alliant Energy, Boyle Fredrickson, Lumafield, Stoughton Trailers, and PBS Wisconsin were on hand to help the teams with their ideas. Tool Techs from around the country also flew in including; Tyler Isaacs, Luke Gelman, Chris Burns (representing ShopBot Tools), Joel Gordon (MatterHackers and Ultimaker), Onshape CAD experts and Stoughton students and faculty came out to support the inspiring creatives throughout the 48 hours.

Special thanks to Chad Manuell (TREK Bicycles) and the TREK team for calling an incredibly important challenge to the forefront. We are excited to work with everyone again soon! And a big thanks to the Stoughton Area School District and Mike Connor (founder & advisor at FabLab Stoughton and Innovation Center Stoughton) for facilitating this event and their crew of tool techs, volunteers and faculty who assisted along the way. We are very grateful to the city of Stoughton for their hospitality.

One team will move forward to Nationals this spring in Kansas City for a chance to win $10,000. Winners will be announced when the full episode is released. The next City Series stop will be in North Little Rock at the AR Innovation Hub at Winrock International this October. Enjoy the sizzle!

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