Innovation and Adaptation

Enhancing Army’s intellectual capacity through MakerSpaces | Australian Army Research Centre

By The Cove April 7, 2020

This week's link is from Land Power Forum, part of the Australian Army Research Centre website. The article provides an update on the MakerSpace Project. 

What is MakerSpace? 

The MakerSpace philosophy has become something of a movement and at its simplest is literally a ‘space’ where people ‘make’ new things out of old things through innovating. MakerSpaces form part of a broader movement—including HackerSpaces and Digital FabLabs (fabrication labs) —focussed on ordinary people innovating for pleasure, or to solve problems, or even develop a commercially viable product through informal experimentation.

An interesting look at some of the ground-up innovation currently taking place in the Australian Army.



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A few friends who have served locally and overseas have mentioned that as a service branch that the army likes only followers, and indeed instructions need to be followed. However, having areas to safely experiment with new ideas and to promote innovation is something I definitely expect from today's army. Looking forward to seeing this new army in motion :)

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