Fire the Inventor runs practical automata or mechanical toy workshops for schools, colleges, science centres, museums and special events. The workshops combine art, science and technology. Participants learn about the science of basic mechanisms and linkages while letting their creative imaginations run riot.

For more information contact stephen@firetheinventor.co.uk

Fire the Inventor also seeks to:

  • Encourage the hands-on practice of making, designing, crafting, inventing, tinkering and  repairing;
  • Provide informal learning opportunities for people to learn new craft, technical and engineering skills;
  • Help people to (re)discover their creativity and potential through making, hacking and fixing things.


Tim Hunkin
Engineer, cartoonist, broadcaster, artist. and creator of Channel Four’s “The Secret Life of Machines”. Wikipedia Biography of Tim Hunkin

The aims and objectives of Fire the Inventor are supported by: