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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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.
I have been involved in flying payloads since 1984, first during the Space Shuttle program and now to the International Space Station. In the earlier part of my career I worked on the development, construction, flight qualification and operational support for a number of flight instruments supporting neuro-physiology research in space as part of the McGill University Aerospace Medical Research Unit. I am currently head of ISS Projects and Payloads Development for the Canadian Space Agency and am responsible for supporting the development and operations of a portfolio of payloads and instruments.
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.
Protospace is Calgary's original, community-based, member-driven maker space, offering access to work shop 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.
"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"
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
Bethan is a visual artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, who creates site-specific, ephemeral installations that physically engage the audience. Her practice is underpinned by drawing, sewing, paper cuts and structure-making.
Dr. Brian Degger is an interdisciplinary biologist and creative based in Newcastle. He applies the knowledge developed during his studies in finding, researching and democratising knowledge through do it yourself biology, developing workshops around biology and art, collaborating in art works that involve biological methods
Chachi is a graphic designer, art director and maker of things, She loves to get her hands messy with woodworking and screen printing. Chachi works at Helios Makerspace.