client projects

beautiful things we have helped make


A wearable electronics collaboration.

pattern craft

A tool for learning the fundamentals of computing and code.

noise orchestra

A project exploring links between light and sound.


A futuristic high intensity bike light alarm.


What gets us out of bed
Passionate product design

The Invent Hive is a passionate group of inventors, makers and design specialists based in the historical home of manufacturing, Manchester.

Out team love to develop tech products and kickstart new ideas for both inventors and businesses.

  • Electronics Hardware Development

    Experienced at working on both consumer products and industrial hardware

  • CAD Creation

    Over 10 years of CAD experience using industry standard software

  • Software Development

    Experts in embedded software and web app development

  • Prototyping

    Highly trained in the latest digital fabrication techniques including: 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and CNC machining


who are we?
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James Fletcher

A veteran of a number of start up companies in computer games, vehicle telematics and product design. My background is in physics, electronics and computer programming. I’m now excited to be propelling customers ideas forward.
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Thomas Macpherson-Pope

Tom is a maker at heart. He studied Computer Science at The University of Manchester and has since helped to developed dozens of products.


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