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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A sculptor based in Durham Alan has a wide experience of technical theatre and has been building sets and making props for many years. He also teaches scuba diving.
I have been coming to DoES for 6 months. The defence dress has been my biggest collaboration project here, as I hope to continue to contribute to future projects, both my own and group projects. I enjoy building and taking apart computers, radios and anything electronic. I like to impart positive attitude onto others.
Since the age of five, I have been interested and fascinated with dismantling things to understand the working principle of their mechanisms. This curiosity led me to follow modules at school, college and now at University level that involved electronics, 3D modeling and mechanics. At the moment I am doing a Mechatronics and Robotics degree which links very nicely with what I enjoy doing "thinking outside the box" to solve problems that are already there or to simply make better products for different applications.
I like to make things that help with managing aquaponics systems and/or look beautiful. I work with Access Space, Sheffield University, Heeley City Farm and others from Sheffield and beyond!
Programmer, car enthusiast, engineering geek. If it's got mechanical or electrical parts, you'll probably find me taking it apart. Been making stuff since I was a youngster. I also help run the Hackburn hackspace in Blackburn.
Skills trainer at computing specialist college. Mentor of hardware and software projects maker of flashing lights.
Hi, my name is Marek but I answer to Maz. I am a compulsive maker and fixer and I have been making things since I was young. Amongst other things, I have built a telescope, a house, a recording studio, musical instruments, a theremin, a wind turbine, bicycle powered smoothie machine, video rocket and a full sized UFO. And as part of the Star and Shadow II build team, I also built a cinema. In my spare time, I run Fixit Cafe, a loose collection of individuals devoted to preventing landfill and a choir of noisy singers (noizechoir).
I am a multi-disciplinary engineer who has always had an interest with taking broken things apart to find out how they work and putting them back together again, sometimes resulting in them working again!
Working for The Manufacturing Institute I set up the first Fab Lab in the UK in Manchester back in 2009 and have since been involved in the national and global network. I have helped many other organisations to set up Fab Labs across the UK and for the last couple of years I have been Director of The Making Rooms in Blackburn.
Simple man selling own simple product, would love my own shed :) A BIG ONE
I am a PhD student researching the Social Futures of Additive Manufacturing and an Associate Lecturer of Architecture. I am one of the founders of HackBurn which is a Hackspace in Blackburn (Lancashire) that is open every Wednesday night at The Making Rooms (FabLab).