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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, London, UK

I run a makerspace called Machines Room and i'm Chief Maker at Little Inventors!
I studied art, and love design. I do lots of DIY, fixing and helping others make things.

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London, UK

Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative, thought-provoking and surprising objects.
Dominic is also the Chief Inventor at Little Inventors!

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Dorchester, Dorset, UK

Laurence and Angela are well-known for their witty, beautifully crafted miniature automata, which continue to not only delight dolls-house enthusiasts but also have a large following in their own right, most automata are available as framed versions to put on your wall. They also craft perfect miniature replicas of Victorian and Edwardian household ephemera, from the very high-end Gent's shaving stand for use by the Lord of the manor, to brushes, kitchen implements and needles threaded with cotton.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Radical Norms is a design research studio focusing on thinking and creating possible inclusive futures through making.

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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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I'm a creator, a maker, an industrial designer.  I enjoy the mix of scale and materials my work brings, designing one-off and art-based items, alongside mass-produced objects and individual interiors, furniture and lighting. 
Learning the processes is key, knowledge of a workshop/factory informs the designer to create better objects. It's why making and documenting Little Inventors ideas will create the next generation of designers!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I am 9 years old. I have participated in 27 hackathons so far.  I won the Canadian Space Apps Challenge 2017 and was in Global 25 in 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge.

I am the co-founder of HotPopRobot which brings projects on space and science to the NextGen. I am the Youth Committee Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

I have made over 25+ space projects which have been displayed at Maker Festival Toronto, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto International Film Festival, MakerExpo, Science Rendezvous, MakerFest (Delhi) and other places.

I am bilingual in French and English.

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Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

We are four creatives, remaking a 'Dog Umbrella' idea for a university project, inspired by our little inventor.

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