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All-American Makers

All-American Makers

Photo Credit:  Science Channel
  • Premiered: 
    January 21, 2015
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  • Network: Science
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: invention, engineering, product development

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Plot Synopsis

Every week four top makers from around the nation pitch their products to a panel of three experts -- Printrbot founder and owner Brook Drumm, mechanical designer and robotics expert Brian Roe, and venture capitalist Marc Portney -- who decide whether the product is worthy of an investment. Each maker's product is put through a series of rigorous tests by Drumm and Roe to find out how it works and if it lives up to its claim. Should the product make the grade, it's then subjected to the scrutiny of real consumer focus groups. Based on the feedback of Drumm and Roe plus the focus groups, Portney decides if he wants to invest his own money in the maker's business and help bring the product to store shelves. Each one-hour episode features four products, including: motorized roller skates users can strap to their shoes; a water filter that works like a French press; a 360-degree infrared surveillance device; a gun that lets people shoot flies with table salt; a bike that can ride on the water; robots with programmable personalities; a device claiming to improve the speed of boxers; a product that gives its user a healthy amount of sun without getting burned; a brain-controlled toy helicopter; a non-toxic, liquid stain repellant; a fetch toy that dogs can control by themselves; an airbag vest for motorcyclists; a remote controlled lawn mower; a revolutionary digital guitar; an indestructible flashlight that can power your electronics; a bike helmet that records brainwaves while you ride; a shirt that claims to change colors as muscles heat up; a non-glue that dries at your command; a robot that clears disaster areas for first responders; a product that hopes to revolutionize prosthetics; a vehicle that allows cyclists to reach highway speeds; a robot that automatically helps its owner; an electric fan that promises scorching charcoal in minutes; and shoe laces that might be the first-ever indestructible shoelace.
Season 2 of ALL-AMERICAN MAKERS premiered on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on Science Channel, with Marc, Brook and Brian returning for a second season. In the season opener, "Playing with Fire," Brook & Brian help Marc vet four big claims: a stylish and comfy flame-resistant work shirt; the world's first indestructible coffee maker; the first ever-portable wood-fired solar-powered grill; a full set of golf clubs that fits in a backpack. Other products featured in Season 2 include self-heating windshield wipers that no longer require car owners to scrape snow and ice off their frozen windshield, a skull cap able to protect an athlete's head by adding additional impact protection, a smart phone case that can print photos instantly without the need for ink or dye, and the ultimate carry-on luggage that includes USB outputs for charging electronics and a vacuum compression system that allows a traveler to pack twice as many clothing items into a single suitcase.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Bray Entertainment