The series launches with an introduction to Make48 and the real life challenges of taking a product from napkin design to store shelf. Teams are given the product challenge. With the whistle blow the 48 hour inventor competition begins. Product ideas and brainstorm start to flow. Teams meet with a patent attorney to do preliminary patent searches to ensure their idea is a new one. Mentors and Tool Techs give assistance and the teams explore solutions for some of life's everyday problems. The quest to invent has begun.