Dariusz Hannah is a Primary 1 pupil attending Kirkstyle Primary School in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. His invention is the “Cat Saving Robot” (aka the “Tall-bot”) – a machine that helps solve that perennial problem of getting cats out of trees!
James Walker is a Primary 1 pupil from Hamilton College in Hamilton, Midlothian. James has invented the “Space Viewing Dome” – this orbiting platform, accessible by a Tube from Scotland, will be used to train scientists of the future, i.e., Scottish School children and was inspired by self-employed engineer Mr Frew who visited the school and talked to the children about engineering.
Bruce Cutlack, a Primary 2 pupil from Ulva Primary School on the Isle of Mull in Argyll & Bute came up with the idea of the “Nurdle Shredder”, designed to help marine-life by sucking-up Nurdles and those microscopic bits of plastic so recently prevalent in cosmetics and other such products but which are so deadly to animals like basking sharks. This machine is powered by Nurdles which are captured, shredded and used as fuel. Bruce was inspired by John Nicolson of TSL Contractors Ltd.
Finlay Gordon attends: Barshare Primary School in Cumnock, East Ayrshire and is in Primary 2. His innovation is the “Rainbow Maker” which works by spraying water onto a mirror whilst, at the same time, a light shines through the spray creating the desired effect. It also plays “Happy Birthday” whilst the rainbow is being created – all at the press of a button!! Finlay was inspired by self-employed engineer, Ken Mollinson
Euan Downie of St Denis’ Primary School in Glasgow is a Primary 3 pupil that has devised the “Lego Hoover” – a device that sucks-up the scattered and discarded little building bricks from around the house, it also separates them by colour. Robin Strubig of SSE inspired Euan to think of this invention.
Robbie Penwright has invented the “Tissue Sensor”, a device fitted to washing machines that prevents use of the laundry apparatus should it detect the presence of tissue paper in pockets or other such places in the dirty clothes. This is Robbie’s second trophy in 2 years and he attends Cromarty Primary School in Cromarty, Highland where he is Primary 3 pupil. Engineer Neil Robinson of SEMCO visited the school to inspire the children.
Ben Ross is a Primary 4 pupil from Doonfoot Primary School in Ayr, South Ayrshire. Ben has invented the “Ice Cream Oscillator” prevents the user from getting gooey hands when eating a frozen treat and Tim Hill from SgurrEnergy is the engineer that inspired him.
Lucy Hutchison attends Crosshill Primary School in Crosshill, South Ayrshire where she is a Primary 4 pupil. Lucy’s invention is the “Easy Peasy Soap”, a soap dispenser that shows users how much bacteria they still have on their hands after washing them.
Dylan-James Evan is a Primary 5 pupil from Stoneyburn Primary School in Stoneyburn, West Lothian where, after being inspired by Dr Peter Hughes from Primary Engineer, he devised the “Clothes-o-Matic” which is a device for older people and those with bad backs which automatically dresses them.
Grace Clark goes to St Fillan’s Primary School in Houston, Renfrewshire where she is a Primary 5 pupil. Grace has invented the “Food Scanner” is an app for Smart phones or tablets to scan food – the user will be notified when the food is due to go out-of-date so this device helps to save food waste and was inspired by engineer, Mr King, from Galliford Try Infrastructure Water.