Stephanie, 10, Dalkieth
What age did you start inventing?
TB: I started when I was about four or five. My parents were absolutely amazed that I could take everyday objects and perhaps reproduce them in models using a construction kit. So I guess I have always been sort of creative in that sense all my life. And I dare say you guys and girls out there are likewise.
Claire, 11, Bournemouth
Of any great invention in the world, which one thing do you wish you had invented?
TB: I have always said the jet engine, that is the one for me. And 21-year-old Frank Whittle invented that back in 1930. When you think of the size of the world now and how it has shrunk as a result of that jet engine, I wish I had been Frank Whittle.
Julie, 13, Manchester
Has everything you have invented been useful or are any of your inventions just for fun?
TB: Firstly most of my inventions are for fun. I always follow my heart and I always say to people follow your heart. Do what gives you most pleasure, if you can work and get a job that gives you the most pleasure, that will give you far far more than just money, you will have fun and quality of life
William, 11, Stroud
What's your favourite invention?
TB: A lot of people don't know this, but I made a whole range of products that were originally called Orange Aids, these were aids for the disabled. I used to be a stunt man and most of my working life I worked in the circus. A lot of my stunt player friends broke arms, shoulders or even worse, and so therefore in a strange way disabled people and stunt players are kin folk. Many of my mates needed bits of kit in order to get through their day. The ones that gave me the most fun and pleasure and I am most proud of are those peculiar products that were designed to enable you to use a book whilst you are in your wheelchair or a pair of binoculars or a camera, things that could fit on to your wheelchair, on your bed, on your seat or wherever.
What does it feel like knowing people will be using your inventions?
TB: Oh that is tremendous - you know it is rather nice to be known for your inventions. So many inventors unfortunately are ripped off. You have a great idea and then somebody comes along and steals that idea. They get all the media hype and yet you as the original inventor are lost into obscurity. I think because I have always made a lot of noise, I purposely made sure that my name was entwined with my product. If you want that publicity it is very very useful for you if you can get your name on the product.