• MIDAS FAB LAB PUBLIC SERVICES

    “My experience with MIDAS has been life changing. It’s given me the education and guidance to bring my many ideas to life.”

MIDAS Fab Lab Public Services

Thank you for your interest in a Public Membership at MIDAS Fab Lab. Our membership services are open to help individuals get experience in prototyping and acquire new technology equipment skills.

MIDAS is not for high volume production runs – our equipment is focused on fast-iteration custom output to prototype products. We pride ourselves on offering modern technology tools you cannot access anywhere else in the region – we’re here to provide public members the opportunity to grow! With over $430,000 of the best fabrication equipment, our industry leading expertise opens emerging technology training to anyone.

“Fab Labs are a global network of local labs that are democratizing access to digital fabrication, allowing anyone to make almost anything. Fab Labs are asking – and answering – how we will live, learn, work and play in a world where data can become things and things can become data.”

Public Membership Benefits Include

  • Fab Lab Access – We offer 18 hours per week for public members to utilize the space. Need more hours? MIDAS Commercial Membership might be right for you.
  • Space to Prototype – our facility is flexible to accommodate small and growing ideas. Access tools and space in our 6500 sqft facility.
  • Learning Centre – Learn 2d and 3d design software on our Windows 10 workstations. Our computers are fully loaded with modern design, engineering and CNC software packages.
  • High speed “Fibre Broadband” – wireless internet access throughout our facility ensures you are connected globally to your clients and audience.
  • Advice to grow – have a business idea? Tap into the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology’s business services and find complementing programs for your business. Get business guidance from professionals, including: business coaching/consulting, and assistance in obtaining funding to take your product to market.
  • Prototype Materials – get your project started and keep material costs under control. Buy what you need, when you need it, in the quantity that fits your budget with basic materials on site.
  • Cutting Edge Equipment – MIDAS has invested over $400,000 into the most critical rapid prototyping and digital manufacturing equipment.

Public Membership Rates

MIDAS public memberships provide the ability to grow your ideas into prototypes.

Multi-month memberships are non-refundable.

NEED TO GROW? NO PROBLEM!

Upgrade to a Commercial Membership.

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Public Membership Hours

Monday: 1-7 p.m.

Thursday: 1-7 p.m.

Friday: 1-7 p.m.

Fabrication Services

No time to wait for training or assistance with your prototype? MIDAS offers “Maker For Hire” services to help you get started fast! Let us create your prototype, learn or we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you. Your prototyping needs will be met at MIDAS by highly skilled contractors to make your idea reality quickly for $150/hour.

Equipment Training

To access MIDAS equipment you must become certified on each individual machine. See our training calendar to enroll online. Course are priced at $15/hour and give you the skills to kick start your ideas into action.

Training Calendar