Thirteen year old Tomos Williams has created a working laptop, made up from a Raspberry Pi.

Taking only two days to design and build, Tomos constructed the prototype devise by placing the small microprocessor into a wooden case, along with its own power supply.

He has also designed and built his own website to promote his creations.

Tomos said: “I love making things and using my 3D printer to make fidget toys to help relieve stress.”

“I’d like to develop my ideas further and, in the future, I want to run my own business.”

Tomos is one of six youngsters from Alder Centre for Education (ACE) who are taking part in a series of workshops being held at Sensor City.

The sessions are run by Neuro Champions in collaboration with the Targeted Youth Support Team at Liverpool City Council.

Naomi Mwasambili, Project Lead, said: “Neuro Champions is an educational programme which provides young people with the knowledge and skills they need in order to become effective young leaders in mental health.

“It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm and talent of the young people that get involved with our programme and we’re proud to be helping discover the makers of the future.”

Joanne Hoban McGlynn and Diane Crozier-Smith, from Liverpool City Council, added: “Sensor City is an inspirational environment which encourages our students to achieve more.”

“It’s rewarding to see them growing in confidence week by week and the positive effect the programme is having on them.”


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