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Wichita, KS

Make48 Logo

Video Credit: Visit Wichita

Host Location:

GoCreate Logo

On Wichita State University Campus

Challenge Sponsor:

Koch logo

Challenge Theme

Community Gardening

We were thrilled to be back for another incredible event, hosted in this premier makerspace!

See what happened!:


Make48 is a 48-hour competition where teams are given a challenge for which they build a physical prototype, create a sales sheet, and produce a 1-minute marketing video, all to pitch in front of industry-leading judges. The twist is that we have tool technicians and access to a Makerspace full of equipment and tools, all to help the teams build almost anything their imaginations can come up with to solve the challenge.  To come out on top, collaboration is the key to success. The team that claims first prize will win $2000, and advance to the Nationals in March 2023.


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

GoCreate, A Koch Collaborative, is an 18,000 sq. ft. creative community makerspace open to all ages and experiences – artists and engineers alike. GoCreate features textiles, woodworking and metals studios with sophisticated, expert training and a supportive community to help make prototypes, projects and dreams come true. 

Event Date: June 10-12, 2022

Team Application

The spirit of innovation is a part of all of us. We're looking for your team to compete in Wichita now!  First place team wins $2000 and advances to the nationals in March 2023. Applications are CLOSED!!

Apply for Next Year!


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Be a Tool-Tech Volunteer

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

Be a Tool Tech!


I Can be a General Volunteer

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


Our Proud Sponsors

onshape logo
koch logo
cox logo
stanley black and decker logo in yellow
textron aviation logo
dondlinger logo
berry companies logo
spirit aerosystems logo
wichita state university logo
bombardier logo
greater wichita Partnership Logo
shoptbot logo
Wagner Logo
Brodbeck Ironworks Logo
kreg tool logo
totalboat logo
Black Diamond Pigments logo
airgas logo
glowforge logo
Lincoln Electric Logo
olfa logo
fuzzys taco shop logo
chick-fil-a logo
rite in the rain logo
great harvest logo
Quantum coffee logo
star lumber logo
oink art ltd logo
metal supermarkets logo
Fastenal Logo

Meet the Teams

Laura and Rebecca from team Meta*Force


Meet Laura & Rebecca!  Read more about them over at our blog.

Jay, Lacie, Justin and Jo from team L Quadratics


Introducing Jay, Lacie, Justin & Jo!  Read up on this Family team here.

Juliana, Aiden and Chris from team Andover


Meet the team from Andover, Juliana, Aiden, & Chris. Learn more about them on our blog!

Grant, Jerome, Joel and Khanh from teamLuke Warm Chili Peppers


Grant & Jerome are back and have recruited Joel & Khanh this year to compete.  Read up on this team here.

Josh, Paul, Elijah and Harry from team ICTech 1.0


Meet Josh, Paul, Elijah & Harry-Team ICTech 1.0!  Read all about them on the blog!

Ingrid, Shibley and Heath from team M&SW


Meet Ingrid, Shibley and Heath, Math and Star Wars. Read more here



This team has another alum, Felipe.  Meet his other teammates Celine, Irene & Tyler here.

Taylor, Taryn, Adii and Maddy from team Sweettarts


Meet Taylor, Taryn, Addi & Maddy!  Read more about these SweetTarts on our blog.

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