Our Experience at the 2017 National Hardware Show

May 18, 2017

This year, Make48 attended the 2017 National Hardware Show to continue filming segments for the television show, showcase the winning products from past events, find new amazing contestants and more! Here is a run-down of our experience at the 2017 National Hardware Show!

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Getting there/ Setup Day!

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Part of the Make48 Team (specifically Make48 CEO Tom Gray, as well as Brett Amberson) drove up to the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from Make48 HQ in Kansas City! They hauled over the Make48 proto-to-go trailer (which features 6 Ultimaker 3D printers, the first cuts of the Make48 TV show & more!) and were followed by part of the team from the amazing video production company shooting the Make48 show, Outpost Worldwide. Once in Las Vegas, they were joined by the rest of the Make48 team!

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Our first day on-site at the Las Vegas Convention Center was set-up day. The trailer and Make48/Handy Camel indoor booth were set up, camera angles and lighting for interviews was planned out, and all signage was put up. Check out our set-up day adventures!

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Set up day at the National Hardware Show!

Set up day at the National Hardware Show! The Handy Camel Ultimaker

Posted by GoMake48 on Monday, May 8, 2017

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Day 1

Day 1 highlights included awesome interviews with the United Inventors Association of America, Wet & Forget, Danco Co. and of course, the inventor pitches! Inventors from the Inventors Spotlight at the National Hardware Show pitched live to the Make48 team for a chance to compete on the next season of Make48 TV. Remember that casting for season 2 is open until July 3rd! Apply now!

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Make48 National Hardware Show DAY 1

Experience the National Hardware Show with us! Here’s a round up of DAY ONE! 😄 awesome interviews, pitches from NHS inventors who want to be on the next Make48 and more! Ultimaker Scrub Daddy Wet and Forget Steel Table Group The Handy Camel #NHS #NHS2017

Posted by GoMake48 on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Day 2

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Day 2 of the National Hardware show was all about the interviews! Learn about everyone we had a chance to sit down with on our Humans of NHS post! We also spent some time learning all about the Handy Camel products being displayed at the Make48/Handy Camel booth, and even had the surprise of seeing live Hula dancers before the NHSDay 2 Luau!

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A little round up of a fantastic Day 2 at the National Hardware Show! We enjoyed some great interviews, met fantastic inventors and more! Squatty Potty The United Inventors Association of America Quirky Boardwalk Brand Inc Mattel

Posted by GoMake48 on Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Day 3

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Day 3 of the National Hardware Show, Make48 CEO and United Inventors Association board member Tom Gray sat in a panel with other UIA members to advice and award some of the Inventors Spotlight inventors. They were given advice on their products, packaging, pricing, and more!  Founders Bob Coulston & Rich Brull spent the day meeting every single inventor at the Inventors Spotlight section. Check out our Inventor Spotlight: Part 1 post and learn about some of the amazing products being showcased. We will continue to share NHS inventor stories and products on our web and social! The rest of the Make48 team was present at both the Make48 trailer and booth connecting with NHS attendees!

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Day 3 of the National Hardware Show

That’s a wrap! What an incredible experience we had filming and exhibiting at the 2017 National Hardware Show! Day 3 was all about the inventors at the inventor spotlight. Look out for their stories on here!

The United Inventors Association of America ShopBot Tools, Inc Wet and Forget Squatty Potty The Handy Camel

Posted by GoMake48 on Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Overall, the entire National Hardware Show was an incredible experience and a fantastic chance to connect with people in the industry. We couldn’t have asked for a better show! Learn about everyone’s favorite part of the NHS on our Catching Up with Make48 @ NHS post!

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