What is MakeItGo?

Make It Go is the Improv of Things. It is the Exquisite Corpse of Design. It is the Cloud Factory of Art.

It is a brand-new design and fabrication challenge between Makerspaces worldwide, the scale of which has never before been attempted.

Over the course of one month, select Makerspaces have 24 hours to add to the design of a machine, sculpture or other creation before passing it on, with this design evolving organically as it travels from one team to the next.

There’s no way to know what it will become. We test our abilities, form stronger connections with the global Maker community, have fun, and create something memorable.


MakeItGo - First Edition

Our first edition of MakeItGo brought together 11 different makerspaces and nearly 40 makers during June and July 2016 to design a piece of kinetic sculpture that will be installed at the World Maker Faire in New York in October.

We were excited that our launch of MakeItGo was included in the National MakerFaire in Washington DC and featured in the White House Fact Sheet that President Obama released as part of the National Week of Making.

"My Administration is taking steps to foster "maker mindsets" by promoting skills like creative problem-solving, and to support the development of collaborative maker spaces so aspiring makers and manufacturers can turn their bold ideas into realities"
President Barack Obama, The White House, June 16th 2016

Make it Go - Making the Future

We are planning future MakeItGo challenges that will bring makers around the world together to solve pressing social and environmental problems - such as developing simple tools for farmers Guinea Bissau that will help them open cashew shells faster. Or designing low-cost open source alternatives to expensive lab equipment for universities and schools in developing countries.

We are also in talks with educators to develop a version of MakeItGo suitable for K12 students and STEM teachers.

If you're interested in being a part of the future of MakeItGo write to us: hello@thisispollen.com

MakeItGo is a collaborative challenge for makers around the world.

MakeItGo is a collaborative challenge for makers around the world.

MakeItGo is the "improv of making" - take an idea, play with it and pass it on!

MakeItGo is the "improv of making" - take an idea, play with it and pass it on!

The launch of MakeItGo was featured in the White House fact sheet to launch the President's National Week of Making

The launch of MakeItGo was featured in the White House fact sheet to launch the President's National Week of Making

Through partnerships with NGOs like Kopernik we can use MakeItGo to bring the skills and passion of makers around the world to solve real social and environmental problems.

Through partnerships with NGOs like Kopernik we can use MakeItGo to bring the skills and passion of makers around the world to solve real social and environmental problems.