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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Andrew is a design engineer at Makerlabs whose skills include mechanical design, 3D modelling and taco manufacturing.
A vast and animated attraction showcasing Canada’s captivating vistas, landmarks and cityscapes in miniature scale, Little Canada aims to entertain and educate guests every tiny step of the way. From The Rockies to the Maritimes and up to the Arctic North, a new landscape to explore is around the corner – it’s an experience for all ages.
Today, with a team of talented individuals, experts in their respective field, and thousands of working hours, the dream is coming to life.
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.
I run a makerspace called Machines Room and i'm Chief Maker at Little Inventors!
I studied art, and love design. I do lots of DIY, fixing and helping others make things.
I'm a creator, a maker, an industrial designer. I enjoy the mix of scale and materials my work brings, designing one-off and art-based items, alongside mass-produced objects and individual interiors, furniture and lighting.
Learning the processes is key, knowledge of a workshop/factory informs the designer to create better objects. It's why making and documenting Little Inventors ideas will create the next generation of designers!
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!
I am the editor of AQUILA children's magazine, and I design a lot of our makes under the name Hi-lo Piccolo.
I am a visual artist with a background in textiles, theatre, film and installations. I deliver workshops in educational and community settings with a strong focus on Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. I love working with all ages to create new work. Collaborating with children spark wonderful conversations and new approaches to the making process.
Visual arts has always been a strong part of my identity and how I connect to the world. The creativity of young minds is my driving inspiration. By re-contextualizing children's artwork through in-depth collaboration with my craft in glass, I hope to deliver a curious juxtaposition that celebrates and encourages their ideas. Mixed media elements allow me to fully describe the emotion of a piece and reiterate unconventional characteristics of children’s designs. As a returning student to Sheridan I have access to a breadth of media, professional grade equipment and a community professors help to me realize my strongest work.
I am 9 years old. I have participated in 27 hackathons so far. I won the Canadian Space Apps Challenge 2017 and was in Global 25 in 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge.
I am the co-founder of HotPopRobot which brings projects on space and science to the NextGen. I am the Youth Committee Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
I have made over 25+ space projects which have been displayed at Maker Festival Toronto, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto International Film Festival, MakerExpo, Science Rendezvous, MakerFest (Delhi) and other places.
I am bilingual in French and English.