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Red Bull Creation Kicks off Next Week : Finalists Announced

rbcRed Bull Creation is back again! This year the creative contest is being held in Detroit Michigan. If you’ve never heard of it, the basic concept is pretty cool. Teams of creative people are gathered in one place and given a topic. They have 72 hours to build something based on that topic in hopes of being the winner an taking home the grand prize.

I’m particularly excited to be attending this event as a judge for Make. I’ve been several years now, starting with the first year where the team I was participating with won the competition with our giant marble maze tables. Since then I’ve been participating as a judge at the event and can’t describe the excitement that happens as the timer runs out. When you’ve only got 72 hours to build something, the electricity in the air can get quite intense, and sometimes literally shocking!

Red Bull held a qualifying round to determine the 7 teams that will get a chance to go to Detroit and compete head to head. The finalists are:

1.21 Jigawatts




Tactical Urbanists


Maker Twins


OmniCorp Detroit


i3 Detroit


MB Labs


The 72 hour build off will happen during the period of July 9-12 and Make will be there to see it! I have no idea what these driven and creative people will make, but I’m sure excited to find out!


I get ridiculously excited seeing people make things. I just want to revel in the creativity I see in makers. My favorite thing in the world is sharing a maker's story. You can find me on twitter at @calebkraft

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