MAKO’s Senior Designers Will Be Featured on TV Show Make48

MAKO’s Top-Level Designers to Appear on National TV Show Make48

As inventors ourselves, we know what it’s like to tinker with every concept and tiny detail of an invention. Our industrial design company will help create products with both short and long timelines depending on the specifications. So, what happens when you add a 48-hour deadline to bring an invention from concept to a finished prototype? That’s the new hit show airing on PBS from coast to coast in the U.S. called Make48, featuring some of MAKO’s top Designers and Engineers.

Members from our industrial design company will be on the judging panel for season 2 of Make48.

A team pitches their prototype to their judging panel in season 1 of Make48.

Make48: Inventing Against the Clock

Teams of inventors will apply to the show for a chance to compete by developing a new commercial product idea in a 48-hour invent-a-thon weekend. Each competition has new specifications for the teams, which are revealed to them before the show kicks off. At our industrial design company, we call this the project brief.

Within 48 hours, the teams must build a prototype using a variety of tools, materials, and expert guidance, and then pitch their prototype to the judges. The top 3 teams will receive a licensing agreement and their products will go to market.

Our Industrial Design Company Provides Expert Guidance on Make48

As our industrial design company is a Gold Level Sponsor of the show, a few of our best Designers and Engineers provided their expert-level guidance for the season 2 episode. The MAKO team also helped judge the fiercely competitive competition and will be designing the 1st place prize. We can’t let anything else slip before the show airs, so you will have to check it out for yourself! For more information on our industrial design company on Make48, stay tuned for their season 2 information, or like MAKO on Facebook for all the latest updates.

Make48 is also sponsored by famous brands that we inventors and tinkerers know and love, including Black + Decker, Stanley Tools, and Indiegogo. For more information on Make48, including free streaming of season 1 and when season 2 featuring the MAKO team will air, click here.

We hope you check us out on the show!

About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!


  1. Krystal Napier

    October 12, 2018 at 3:30 am

    I have something I’m trying to invents. I would like to have you guys work on it.

    • KevMako

      October 12, 2018 at 8:53 am

      Hi Krystal, we would be happy to help. We will reach out to you within the next few hours to discuss! Cheers, The Mako Design + Invent Team.

  2. Diana D Cruz

    December 5, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I am very excited about my idea it will help everyone on earth and I think it’s about time this idea comes to life.
    I can’t wait to hear back.

    lubbock, Tx.

  3. Kailah

    December 23, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I have a great invention in mind i really want to get started ive feening for help for years wonder if you guys can give some good help into making this come a reality

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      January 3, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      Hi Kailah,

      We can absolutely help you out! Please send us an email at to take the next steps. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

      Mako Design Team


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