Supporting Make48 – A New Reality-TV Innovation Competition

Stanley Black & Decker and Make48 support the doers, the makers, and the inventors of our future.

FOR THOSE WHO MAKE THE WORLD™ INNOVATIVE

“The series is both real and inspiring as novice inventors go from concept to working prototype on the road to the American marketplace in a ‘round the clock 48-hour, hands-on competition’.” – Tom Gray, Make48 CEO

Recently, 17 diverse teams were selected from around the United States, each from very different backgrounds. Each team was given two days to generate an idea, make a prototype of their product and create marketing materials and a pitch. American Public Television captured the whole thing on film for an exciting new show.

Make48 is a unique and exciting invention competition that pits teams against each other as they compete to develop a new commercial product idea in a 48 hour invent-a-thon weekend.


Make48 proves that great ideas can come from anywhere.

The goal of Make48 is to foster imagination, creativity, problem solving and the inventive spirit. Stanley Black & Decker is proud to share in the vision and purpose of this show. Dedicated to educating and inspiring those who build and invent to make a better world, Stanley Black & Decker has committed to Make48 as the exclusive production underwriter, helping deliver the educational series to the public.

Check your local listings for specific dates and times to view the exciting show!