Little Inventors

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, U.K.

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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Manchester, U.K.

Hi! I manage Fab Lab Blackburn at The Making Rooms where we develop products and help people learn new technologies. 

My background is in Computer Science and Educational Electronics, and helped develop CodeBug for teaching anyone how to code. I have been involved in maker spaces for the past decade.

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Ilkley, West Yorkshire, U.K.

I have been sewing up creations since about the age of eight and have taught quilting and dressmaking for over twelve years in my home of Ilkley.  I also teach online from my studio to creative people all around the world together with Quiltfolk magazine. In 2020 I published my book Quilting with Liberty Fabrics (I love Liberty fabrics a lot) and it is always a joy to get involved with community projects.

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Preston, Lancashire, U.K.

I'm a graduate mechanical engineer currently pursuing a Master of Science in Additive Manufacturing. I'm having experience as a mechatronics engineer and 3D printing in charge in a robotics company for 2 years. I love technology and am inquisitive to make science models and machines.