Make48 Launches Season 4!

Stanley Black & Decker returns as the show’s founding sponsor.

Despite setbacks due to the global COVID-19 crisis, Make48 – a nationwide, invention-competition docuseries, adapted their filming process for the final episodes to continue to bring their educational series into households nationwide.

Within the series, ten teams are given a challenge and have just 48 hours to create a working prototype, promotional video and present their idea to a panel of judges, all with the support of tool techs and industry mentors.


“We hope the series inspires makers and inventors to learn new skills by watching the process on our show and then putting into action what they’ve learned.  It’s also a great show to watch with your children and inspire them to be makers themselves,” says Make48 CEO Tom Gray.

This season features diverse teams from across the US and Canada including InvenTROY, a team of engineers from Troy, NY who work together at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity (TVCOG) Maker Space. The Bumblebees are comprised of a three-generation family from Maryland and Florida. Angel is a retired electrical engineer, his son-in-law Seth is a physician, and his grandson Caleb is a 9-year old with an active imagination. The Bright Ideas team is representing nonprofit, Operation Breakthrough, based in Kansas City, MO which offers educational support to 500 children annually and includes a MakerCity with Educational Zones. Learn more about all of the Season 4 teams


Stanley Black & Decker is proud to share in the vision and purpose of the Make48 program. As we aim to educate and inspire those who build and invent to make a better world, we are proud to be the founding sponsor, helping deliver the educational series to the public.

Viewers can now watch a brand-new season on APT/PBS (check your local listings) or with online streaming starting Oct. 2nd.

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