We sent our reporter Richard Wilson to try out one of the experiments on offer at this weekend's International Maker Fair - the nose test.
The organisers of the International Maker Fair, Ian Simmons and Linda Conlon, have been speaking to ITV News about their hopes for this year's fair and what they hope to inspire in people.
Inventor Mitch Altman spoke to ITV News about this year's International Maker Fair in Newcastle.
When you think about science, do you picture dull classrooms or incomprehensible formulas? That is the myth that organisers of an event on Tyneside want to bust.
The International Maker Fair has returned to Newcastle's Centre for Life with the aim of proving that science and technology can be fun.
– Ian Simmons, Science Communications Director
"It is the Centre for Life's biggest weekend of the year and what we have done over the few years is brought toegther everybody who make amazing things.
"It's the greatest show and tell on earth."
This is the fourth year the Maker Fair has come to the Centre for Life in Newcastle, and these events are becoming so popular around the world that the US President Barack Obama has sent the organisers a special message of support.
– Linda Conlon, Chief Executive
"It's a gathering of people interested in making things so what we wantis young people in particular just to come a rediscover that joy of making things and tinkering and pulling them apart and working out how the work. "
The idea is very simple, the organisers just want people to have a go and try to make something.
As Einstein said " Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. "