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.

Do you make things?
Join the fun!
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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London, U.K.

Ellie works with all kinds of materials from wood to clay. She often uses waste materials, such as plastic washed up on the beach or recycled glass bottles. She likes to get her hands dirty and try out all kinds of making techniques to help her come up with her designs.

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K.

I'm an ex-seafarer who now works ashore managing our fleet of ships working in offshore windfarms. I'm passionate about supporting careers at sea and in the maritime industry, particularly when it comes to new technologies and designs that can help improve the way we work and save the environment at the same time!

North Star operate the largest UK-owned fleet engaged in the UK’s offshore industry in the North Sea. Our clients rely on our advanced vessels and the experience of our highly trained crews.

Our technology partners, such as Chartwell Marine, help us deliver the best ships we can.

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South Shields, Tyne & Wear, U.K.

Ford Aerospace Limited are award-winning, global specialists in the high precision machining and pressing of parts and sub assemblies for the aerospace, industrial, and other high-technology sectors.

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Tostock, U.K.

I am a retired Mechanical Engineer with a big interest in electronics controlling mechanical things. I create my machines using wood, aluminium, plastic, DC motors, batteries, servos, sensors & Arduinos. They are designed to be not too big so I can take them into schools as a STEM Ambassador to engage & enthuse children.  My Lego Sorting Machine, Wheelie Bin Waste Robot, Local Delivery Robot, and Dinosaurs Automata have all proved popular with years 4, 5 and 6. I believe passionately in increasing STEM awareness in primary schools.

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London, U.K.

Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative, thought-provoking and surprising objects.
Dominic is also the Chief Inventor at Little Inventors!

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Kingston, Surrey, U.K.

I'm Honey, and I specialise in environmentally conscious and ethical design. I create models from materials we consider 'waste', giving them new life as something treasured. I am a recent graduate and paired with Little Inventors for the Falmouth University collaboration in my final year project.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, U.K.

We are more than an architectural practice – we’re a team of teams with diverse and extensive expertise. We lead projects in our unique integrated way, delivering exceptional value and a positive impact for our clients and communities.

Founded in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1953, we now have teams collaborating across the UK and internationally, with a shared commitment to our ethos of Everything architecture.

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