MAKO’s Top Level Designers to Appear on National TV Show Make 48

by | Nov 29, 2017 | Community Initiatives, Company News, Educational, Events

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 Make-48 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 the 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 team 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 judged 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. Make 48 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 Make 48, 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!
Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.



  1. Krystal Napier

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

    • KevMako

      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

    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

    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

      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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