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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Macomb Township, Michigan, U.S.

Leading the PTI Design team is Creative Design Directing Manager Steve Elliott. Steve has been a “maker” since he was little and likes being able to use his imagination each day at PTI Design and describes himself as having a “DIY Mindset” especially when something does not exist!  The design team brings years of education and experience to the product design board and are excited to help bring Little Inventors’ visions to life!

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Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada

A program of Neil Squire, an organisation established when 21-year-old Neil Squire was left a brain-stem tetraplegic after a car crash. Seeing he was unable to speak or move his arms and legs, Neil’s family and a group of professionals in Vancouver created a ground-breaking device allowing him to communicate by using his breath to type Morse code.

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Washington, MICHIGAN, U.S.

Jay Enn Corporation has been in business for over 50 years. We have extensive experience in designing and building custom tooling to customer requirements. Our team also has participated in many cutting edge research & development projects with our aerospace customers that have won us some very prestigious awards.

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Sterling Heights, MI, U.S.

At HTI Cybernetics, we provide tooling and automation systems that integrate people and robotics. Our team is incredibly qualified and use innovative technologies to develop custom manufacturing solutions. With over 40 years of experience, there is no limit to what we can do, and we look forward to making the vision of a Little Inventor into a reality!

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Selfridge ANG Base, Michigan, U.S.

STARBASE One is a non-profit youth program that inspires 4th through 6th-grade students through hands-on STEM education. With over 30 years of experience, we are a team of dedicated and talented educators and support staff with many talents. We are always engaged in ways to support the educational community, and we look forward to the opportunity of helping bring the ideas and inventions of young minds to life!

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Shelby Township, Macomb, U.S.

Hi we're Fori Automation a global supplier a part of the Lincoln Electric family of companies. We specialize in welding, assembly, material handling and testing equipment for both automotive and non-automotive customers around the world. We focus on delivering cost-effective highly engineered products and systems. We have created customized assembly automation equipment for the Ford Lighting EV and a Boeing jet among many other projects. We pride ourselves on finding innovative solutions to automation challenges.

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Macomb, MI, U.S.

Ascent Aerospace creates customized manufacturing solutions for aerospace and space customers. Our Makers Team consists of engineers that bring ideas to life everyday. With a design engineer, controls engineer and simulation engineer, the combined experience and imaginations of the team are unmatched! We are excited to make this invention a reality!

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