Wallace & Gromit and Friends ACMI presents

Inventors of Melbourne

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“It's time we tried my latest invention, the Mind Manipulation-omatic...”

Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of The Were Rabbit

From the snoozeatron to the Tellyscope, Wallace has a boundless imagination when it comes to inventions and mind-boggling contraptions.

In this day dedicated to invention, learn how to get your own bright idea off the ground with short talks and showcases from Melbourne's top inventors, start-up companies and researchers.

Inventor's Toolkit, 11am
In this series of short talks, find all your 101s and know-how to equip any aspiring inventor with the necessary tools to get your bright ideas off the ground including tips about how to get your invention financed, how to patent your invention, the art of prototyping and how to use new technology platforms. We’ll even have some experts on hand if you want some feedback on your ideas in progress.

Test Bed, 2pm
Drop by and test out some seriously ground-breaking inventions in this special inventors edition of Test Bed. We’ve assembled a giant line-up of cracking contraptions from across the arts and sciences, showcasing the latest in robotics and A.I.