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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Download our maker's resource pack full of helpful tips and hints for selecting, creating and documenting your making process.
As a Design Industrial graduate from Chile, I bring a solid foundation in innovative design principles and a passion for creating impactful products. Currently, I thrive as a Product Designer in a dynamic startup, blending my academic expertise with hands-on experience to contribute creative solutions and drive product excellence.
My name is Katie and I am on the little inventors team for 2024! I'm in my 3rd year at Edinburgh Napier University studying Product Design. I am considering a career in teaching, so this placement is perfect as it gives me an insight into what it teaching/ leading a project involves. I can't wait to get started and see what the children invent and what the 1st years make!
I am currently studying at OCAD University, in an Integrated Media program, mostly doing film, animation, and video installations. I am passionate about finding relations between seemingly unrelated subjects and combining them to create a unique artwork.
Professional 3D product designer at Solid ideas. Andy created multiple CAD prototypes of our most ingenious inventions!
I am a 3-year product design student at Edinburgh Napier University
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.
Andrew is a design engineer at Makerlabs whose skills include mechanical design, 3D modelling and taco manufacturing.
Make 613 is a small group of makers in the Ottawa community who are informally grassroots organized.
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.