Thousands flocked to Newcastle's Centre for Life over the weekend to learn learn from some of the most creative inventors in the world at the Maker Fair science festival.
They got the opportunity to get their hands on soldering irons and electrical components to create their own tech.
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The constituency of Washington and Sunderland West includes the UK's largest car plant, which was opened by Nissan in 1984.
This seat was formed prior to the 2010 General Election, taking in Sunderland city centre and the Ryhope area to the south.
The constituency of Stockton South includes relatively affluent areas like Yarm and Eaglescliffe.