This past year, our Austin product development agency, Mako Design, was excited to hear about another season of the popular North American invention show, Make48, airing another season! As with the past couple of seasons of Make48, our director of design, Tim Uys, makes a special appearance on the show to help use his years of world-class design experience to help out the young ambitious contestants on the show! We’re excited to announce that the season is finally airing live. Keep reading to learn more about Tim’s experience on the show, and how to catch him on the latest season four premiere of Make48!
Learn more about Mako Design on past seasons on Make48, here!
About Make 48
Make48 is an invention show competition that encourages young inventors to take part in a real-life challenge of taking a product from a simple napkin design to store shelves. The show’s structure is filmed in a documentary style. The shows’ premise introduces multiple teams comprised of young inventors from across the nation and are given product challenges. The teams must then build their inventions from simple napkin design to a product that can be sold of store shelves. After designing the product, the teams will present the product in front of the panel of judges with a website or video – all within 48 hours. The top teams who win and impress the panel of judges win the opportunity to keep their intellectual property, acquire a license agreement, and have their product go to market. We are proud as an Austin product development agency to be able to a part of this amazing TV program and support their efforts in encouraging innovation and design for youth across North America.
Our Director of Design, Tim Uys, on Make48!
In the fourth season of Make 48, Tim will be assisting the contestants in developing their 3D CAD models needed for their product inventions. Tim offered and suggested the best practices in helping them to create their designs and get them to the point where their products can be 3D printed for prototyping or machining. Looking back on our Austin product development agency’s past years of filming with Make48, Tim loved how much more the Make48 team and show has progressively evolved! The production and overall quality of filming and preparation have greatly improved and Tim found that it was more efficient for the contestants to create their invention ideas given that they were given notice and idea beforehand on the type of product they will be creating, whereas past seasons left the contestants with less time to create their idea after the announcement of the theme. Tim was glad to see that the participants had more time to think through their ideas and come up with a greater plan to create, execute and present their inventions to the judges, given the extra time they had. Overall, the fourth season was interesting, exciting, well-planned, and overall a great experience that Tim, as well as our Austin product development agency, enjoyed being apart of!
Here’s a short clip of Tim on the first episode of season 4 of Make 48!
Watch the latest episode, here!
Check out the Make48 Website: https://make48.com/
If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!
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 design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, 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!