“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” –Albert Einstein
I’m an engineer and an inventor. Sometimes I make something out of nothing; other times I make something better.
I am one of the people behind one of the newest exhibits in Milwaukee’s Discovery World, the Rockwell Automation Music Factory.
It’s the first in a series of upgrades to our longstanding Dream Machine exhibit, and (hopefully) it inspires kids to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
I believe we can all be innovators in our fields. And most importantly: have fun doing it.
When we’re young, we easily create. We feel few barriers (including the limits of time and budget.) Somewhere, somehow, we lose some of that freedom.
I want us to keep that sense of adventure, creativity and "anything is possible."
Do you have a great idea, yet something is holding you back from exploring the possibilities?
Inventors are not just launching a brand new thing. Some are making elegant and incremental changes to improve an existing product, system or experience.
So if you’re new to innovation, there are some things you can do to explore the possibilities and inspire yourself and others about your idea. (These steps apply to any idea – and we’ve lived these in industrial automation.)
Here’s a way to get some practice: We’re recognizing inventors through a #MeantToInvent competition.
The details are here. The highlights: