Meet the Inventor

Milind Sonavane & Sopan Sharma

 

Milind & Sopan are the founders of Maker Park India, one of the inaugural littleBits Global Chapters located in Pune, India. They are the makers of Gramopaint, an arc art generator powered by littleBits and 3d printed components, and the ButterBot, a littleBits project that combines new and old technologies to make buttermilk the Indian way. We are big fans of this duo here at littleBits and we’re excited to get to ask them some questions about their maker superpowers.

 

Tell us a littlebit about yourselves…

Milind: I am an applied arts graduate, and a true maker at heart. I enjoy spending my nights cooking up maker ideas, and my days tinkering with them. My 20 month daughter Meera is my inspiration. And smarter than me.

Sopan: I graduated as an engineer, but became a motorcycle journalist immediately after. Over the years I have moved from being an entrepreneur to an advertiser to a filmmaker, a musician, and even woodworking; I have no clue what to do anymore. Milind has added to my confusion by offering me a founder spot at Makerspark. God help his soul.

 

What’s your maker superpower?

Inventing joyful devices that let people do more, think more, feel more. We are inspired by art, music, creativity and children at play they believe that keeping other makers in mind while making your own project is the key to inspiring action, and making the party bigger. 

 

What’s your dreambit?

We love to take devices powered by littleBits into the countryside. Our dream bit would be a peltier module (TEG thermoelectric generator) power supply unit that we can use to power our littleBits creations in the wild. Imagine using the GramoPaint beside a lake!

 

 
 

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