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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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Chris, Aka Dabble Dabble, is an artist living in the North-East of England with a healthy obsession with science, tinkering, and engineering. He says 'Mostly I just love making things, all sorts of things, but primarily I'm a participatory artist with a background in animation and a personal practice in printmaking and ceramics'.

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St-Eugène, Ontario, Canada

I've loved making things since I was a kid, which led to me studying electrical engineering and having all kinds of "maker" related hobbies, from 3D printing and electronics to glass work. Professionally, I spread my love of science & engineering through Let's Talk Science's  outreach program. I love sharing my passion for understanding how things work and creating new inventions with kids across Canada, and giving other volunteers the tools they need to share their passion too!

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Ikosi, Lagos, Nigeria

I am ObaniJesu, I am 5 years old, I like  to invent things to can make life easy for people without them having to pay so much for it. I want to invent things for needy children so that they can go back to school. I have made  lamp, spaceship, football stadium. My inventions are still very basic though..

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 a mentor on a short course in Film/TV called Ladders.

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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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Blackburn, Lancashire, UK

Hello! I am a product designer and Fab Lab technician. I make home and gift ware at my product design company, Julia Jacob Designs, where I use both traditional craft and modern design. As a Fab Lab technician I am involved with 3D printing, pottery, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, screen printing, sketching, and moulding and casting.

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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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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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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Access Space is an arts and education charity with a maker space called Refab Space (which we opened in 2012). We're based in central Sheffield, close to the rail and bus stations.
People interested in art, design, computers, recycling, music, electronics, photography and more, meet like-minded people, share and develop skills and work on creative, enterprising and technical projects. The makers for this challenge are John Moseley, Toni Buckby, Gareth Coleman, Jake Harries and Martyn Eggelton.

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Toronto, Canada

Graham has been a teacher for many years, teaching children in Science Quest at Queen’s University, City of Toronto science summer camps and more. He is an Instructor at MakerKids.

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