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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.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK

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 an animation mentor with TICE - introducing children to what it is like working in creative industries.

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London, UK

Ellie works with all kinds of materials from wood to clay. She often uses waste materials, such as plastic washed up on the beach or recycled glass bottles. She likes to get her hands dirty and try out all kinds of making techniques to help her come up with her designs.

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

I'm an ex-seafarer who now works ashore managing our fleet of ships working in offshore windfarms. I'm passionate about supporting careers at sea and in the maritime industry, particularly when it comes to new technologies and designs that can help improve the way we work and save the environment at the same time!

North Star operate the largest UK-owned fleet engaged in the UK’s offshore industry in the North Sea. Our clients rely on our advanced vessels and the experience of our highly trained crews.

Our technology partners, such as Chartwell Marine, help us deliver the best ships we can.

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South Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK

Ford Aerospace Limited are award-winning, global specialists in the high precision machining and pressing of parts and sub assemblies for the aerospace, industrial, and other high-technology sectors.

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Tostock, UK

I am a retired Mechanical Engineer with a big interest in electronics controlling mechanical things. I create my machines using wood, aluminium, plastic, DC motors, batteries, servos, sensors & Arduinos. They are designed to be not too big so I can take them into schools as a STEM Ambassador to engage & enthuse children.  My Lego Sorting Machine, Wheelie Bin Waste Robot, Local Delivery Robot, and Dinosaurs Automata have all proved popular with years 4, 5 and 6. I believe passionately in increasing STEM awareness in primary schools.

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Zurich, Switzerland

Always curious about how things work, I enjoy tinkering and taking things apart. Not a fan of manuals, I prefer to figure things out. I'm a huge fan of repurposing and upcycling. Electronics and retro computing amaze me. My oldest computer, a Commodore PET 2001 has the funniest keyboard which I think was not designed for humans, but I love it to bits.

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

I love to dive deep into innovative ideas and help them get closer to a real product. Getting a hot coffee, turning on some music and just flow into the process of creating is one of my favorite things in life.

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Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada

A program of Neil Squire, an organisation established when 21-year-old Neil Squire was left a brain-stem tetraplegic after a car crash. Seeing he was unable to speak or move his arms and legs, Neil’s family and a group of professionals in Vancouver created a ground-breaking device allowing him to communicate by using his breath to type Morse code.

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK

Hi, I’m Craig and I run a design and engineering consultancy. My background is in mechanical design and development engineering and I have worked on products ranging from race cars to large diesel engines to health and safety equipment. I’ve always loved getting involved in STEM support with schools and this looks like a great initiative where I could share my design and engineering skill to help bring some amazing inventions to life.

Santa Barbara, Bío-Bío, Chile

Me atraen las formas y los procesos tanto creativos como su complemento en la etapa de fabricación. traer a la vida un destello de Imaginación mediante la integración de texturas colores y materiales todo en un diseño responsable y divertido

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