Recap of the Hartford event!

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Watch as contestants at MakerspaceCT in Hartford compete to come up with the next big idea! Stanley Black & Decker has given the teams a challenge revolving around Outdoor Lifestyle. They’ve got 48-hours to come up with an idea, build a prototype and pitch to a panel of judges and see if their team moves on to the National Competition. This is the final competition in the 2021 City Series!

MakerspaceCT was pround to host the event in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, in our community workshop and skills development center, with over 20,000 sq ft of workshop space. Empowering Connecticut makers, as well as innovation, MakerspaceCT is a valuable resource for everyone in the community. Eight (8) teams from the greater Hartford area came here to compete in October of 2021. “We were thrilled to continue our tradition of inventive making and provide our facility to these creative teams for this competition” – Devra Sisitsky, Executive Director, MakerspaceCT

The winning team from the Hartford event will advance to compete at the Nationals competition, slated for March 2022, where one team can win $10k. Everyday people will discover what is possible in 48 hours at this unique competition.

Stanley Black & Decker served as the Challenge Sponsor, helping craft the challenge that the teams built. A trusted brand of tools and innovative solutions since 1843, Stanley Black & Decker is recognized around the world as the company for makers and innovators, the craftsmen and the caregivers, and those doing the hard work to make the world a better place. “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 Hartford challenge sponsor.” – Diane Cantello, Vice President of Social Impact, Stanley Black & Decker.

More From The Hartford Event…

The headquarters for the Maker Movement in Connecticut. 

Our mission is to positively impact lives by enabling access, innovation, and education.

Location: 960 Main St, Hartford, CT

Main Entrance: 36 Talcott St, Hartford CT (Get Directions)

Operating Hours:
We are open with protocols in place to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Operating Hours are — Tuesday: 10am-9pm / Wednesday: 10am-9pm / Thursday: 10am-9pm / Friday: 10am-10pm / Saturday: 11am-6pm / Sunday - Monday: CLOSED

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Check our website homepage or Facebook and Twitter for updates for possible changes to our hours of operation.

Holiday schedule:

Wed, Nov 23, 2022: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Thu, Nov 24, 2022: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Sat, Dec 24, 2022: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sun, Dec 25, 2022: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Sat, Dec 31, 2022: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sun, Jan 1, 2023: CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY

MakerspaceCT is a program of McEIVR, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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