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'm a lecturer in robotics at University of Bristol. In my research I focus ion energy-autonomous robots: robots that sustain their own electrical energy needs by digesting aquatic pollution. I also research soft actuators and mechanisms for controlling fluidic systems and for swimming robots.
I recently took my robot, the Row-bot (a soft, swimming robot that eats pollution) to the science museum in London and I was really inspired by the comments from the young people who came to see the robot in action. Now I want to engage more with these people to make their cool ideas reality.
I am a mechanical design engineer with many years of experience in design and development of components, structures and systems for the offshore market. Happy to help in the design and development of any ideas.
Andrew is a design engineer at Makerlabs whose skills include mechanical design, 3D modelling and taco manufacturing.
I run a company out of Proto called Cintel, we make videos film animation and love to make creative stuff happen
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.
CS Sets is a family run business with a small core team of three as well as support network of artists, carpenters, makers and designers to complete our work.
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.
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.
AMAP is part of the Faculty of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Sunderland. The University actively wants to work with industry and that creates an exciting dynamic. Our vision for AMAP is to inform, inspire and innovate in Advanced Manufacturing, which we will achieve by being an innovative, accessible, and outward facing provider of support for industry
"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"