Meet our Magnificent Makers
Little Inventors wants children to open their eyes to the world of invention and creativity. But beyond the invention drawings, there is a unique opportunity for children and makers, designers and artists to come together and collaborate to bring children’s imagination to life.
By taking children’s ideas seriously and presenting them in a professional manner through collaboration with skilled makers, we will help showcase children’s original ideas, perspectives and voices.
We also want to challenge the skills and experience of adult makers, and encourage them to push beyond their own limits by engaging with the highly imaginative and unhindered minds of young children.Do you make things?
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"I use my creative skills and passion for all kinds of textiles to offer a 'portfolio' or 'multidisciplinary' approach. I love to collaborate, as each of us have different strengths and experiences. I am committed to sustainability, community-led initiatives and the potential of craft and design to create positive, social and environmental change"
I'm an animator and model-maker based in Northumberland. I combine digital animation techniques with more traditional methods like stop motion. I enjoy sharing my skills with others - I'm an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria University and a mentor on a short course in Film/TV called Ladders.
We run as a 3D printing company called AM3D allowing 2D designs become real 3D models.
Rob is a biomedical engineering PhD student at the University of Ottawa. He regularly uses the Makerspace as part of his research, and loves designing and building devices to tackle all kinds of problems.
Professional 3D product designer at Solid ideas. Andy created multiple CAD prototypes of our most ingenious inventions!
Izi is a leather worker and costume fabricator based in South London. She tackles a broad range of projects from antique leather restoring to futuristic sportswear prototypes.
Andrew is a design engineer at Makerlabs whose skills include mechanical design, 3D modelling and taco manufacture.
Carl has an interest in a broad range of design areas and has worked for a number of years teaching on various Animation and Design programmes at the University of Sunderland.
Protospace is Calgary's original, community-based, member-driven maker space, offering access to work shop space and tools, education and community. They exist to facilitate member projects and interests by providing a physical space, tools, and a friendly, welcoming community of makers.
Alastair is a maker with twenty years' experience of hardware and software development. He Specialises in the more unusual projects often working with start-ups and artists. He supports interactive Media Design to undergraduates at Northumbria University and in 2016.