Take a sneak peek inside the Australian Antarctic Division’s electronics lab where Antarctic-style MacGyver’s are designing and constructing instruments with serious skill and stamina.

To celebrate the ‘Game Changers and Change Makers’ theme of National Science Week, the Division is introducing a few of our extreme engineers building the equipment we use on the icy continent.

Developed to help scientists answer the big scientific questions, the technology includes cameras to monitor penguin nests, an underwater robot with a 3D camera system and fibre optic cables that transmit real time data from the deep, dark depths of the Southern Ocean.

Time to meet these MacGyver-inspired Antarctic game changers!