Brothers Ryan Aguirre, Kevin Aguirre, and Julio Aguirre makeup team 801. They all have day jobs, but together at night become inventors. The brothers won the top prize at Make48 which is a competition that challenges participants to develop a new commercial product idea in a 48-hour invent-a-thon weekend. Teams have 48 hours to plan, prototype, and pitch a new idea within the specifications of a challenge, revealed at the start of the 48 hours. Teams utilize a variety of tools, materials, work spaces and expert guidance provided by a resource-rich fabrication workshop. The workshop and staff, “tool techs”, provide the resources to prototype ideas of ranging complexity for competitors of varying building expertise. When time expires, teams pitch their idea to a panel of product development, scouting and sales experts. The top three teams are awarded prizes, including a crowdfunding campaign and licensing consideration. The brothers are returning to the competition and have high hopes for their newest invention! For more information on the competition go here.
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