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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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Preston, Lancashire, UK

I'm a graduate mechanical engineer currently pursuing a Master of Science in Additive Manufacturing. I'm having experience as a mechatronics engineer and 3D printing in charge in a robotics company for 2 years. I love technology and am inquisitive to make science models and machines.

South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

I started animating in 2D, working on motion graphics. After 3 years I decided to pick up 3D modelling and have since learnt to rig, animate and render for 3D animations. 

I’m continuing to challenge myself with new styles of design and animation.

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Manchester, UK

Hi! I manage Fab Lab Blackburn at The Making Rooms where we develop products and help people learn new technologies. 

My background is in Computer Science and Educational Electronics, and helped develop CodeBug for teaching anyone how to code. I have been involved in maker spaces for the past decade.

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Macomb Township, Michigan, US

The PTI Design team includes Creative Design Directing Manager Steve Elliott, and Principal Designer Mike Vettraino. Steve has been a “maker” since he was little and Mike likes being able to use his imagination each day at PTI Design and describes himself and Steve as having a “DIY Mindset” especially when something does not exist!  Together they bring over 40 years of education and experience to the product design board and are excited to help bring Little Inventors’ visions to life!

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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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UK

Professional 3D product designer at Solid ideas. Andy created multiple CAD prototypes of our most ingenious inventions!

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Sunderland, UK

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.

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Vancouver, Canada

Andrew is a design engineer at Makerlabs whose skills include mechanical design, 3D modelling and taco manufacturing.

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Ottawa, Canada

Make 613 is a small group of makers in the Ottawa community who are informally grassroots organized.

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Calgary, Canada

Protospace is Calgary's original, community-based, member-driven maker space, offering access to workshop 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.

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