Whiz­zkid Cal­lum de­signs bed­room door lock he can ac­ti­vate from any­where in the world

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to fig­ure out how things work. I know there is still so much for me to learn, which I am look­ing for­ward to.

“I would love to work as a freelance one day and travel the world. That would be the dream for me.”

Cal­lum’s pas­sion for com­put­ing be­gan when he was just 10 and re­ceived his first com­puter from Rasp­berry Pi – an ed­u­ca­tional pro­gramme which en­cour­ages young peo­ple to get in­volved with com­puter sci­ence.

He said: “From there I started just mak­ing a few ba­sic web­sites while I was still in pri­mary school. I had al­ways been in­ter­ested in com­put­ers but didn’t re­ally know how to do any­thing with it so this opened up a lot of doors for me.”

Cal­lum went on to build his own server in his bed­room dur­ing his se­cond year of high school and later built a fly­ing drone. About 70,000 girls in the UK are wait­ing to join the Guides and Brown­ies be­cause of a lack of vol­un­teers. The char­ity Gir­lguid­ing have now be­gun a re­cruit­ing drive.

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