MakerspaceCT will host a Make48 competition in Hartford this October, sponsored by Stanley Black & Decker.

Make48 is bringing its 48-hour competition to makerspaces around the continental United States. Some of the nation’s most innovative cities—including Hartford—will compete in their own 48-hour prototyping events in 2021. Using the same blueprint of the Make48 TV documentary, local Hartford citizens will be able to participate in the fastest-invention competition at their local community makerspace October 7 through 9, 2021.

MakerspaceCT will host the event in downtown Hartford. Eight teams from the Greater Hartford area will be chosen to compete at the first annual Connecticut event.

“We’re thrilled to continue our tradition of inventive making and provide our facility to these creative teams for this competition,” says MakerspaceCT Executive Director Devra Sisitsky.

The winning team from the Hartford event will advance to compete at the nationals competition, slated for March 2022, where one team can win $10,000.

Stanley Black & Decker will serve as the Challenge Sponsor, helping craft the challenge the teams will build.

“As we aim to educate and inspire those who build and invent to make a better world, we’re proud to be the Hartford challenge sponsor,” noted Stanley Black & Decker Vice President of Social Impact Diane Cantello.

Learn more about Make48 Hartford and apply for the competition

Applications will open June 17 and will close July 16. MakerspaceCT will hold a casting call on July 31 to select the teams.