Entries by Tracy

Selkirk College GLOWS RoboGames 2018 – Cheer On Your Favourite Robot!

 Imagination meets technology at the Selkirk College GLOWS RoboGames! Prepare to enjoy a robot competition like no other!  Everyone is welcome to attend this Saturday, April 28th at the Castlegar Campus Gymnasium, the 2018 RoboGames, where Kootenay – Boundary youth aged 6 to 18 bring their robotics a-game to compete in this fun and exciting competition […]

#madeatMIDAS: Nelson’s Chocofellar Chocolate Mould

This month, #madeatMIDAS features Sam Lazenby and Hollie Wheeler, and their business, Nelson’s Chocofellar.  Recently, the chocolatiers, in need of a new mould, unique to their brand looked to the equipment and expertise at MIDAS.   Sam & Hollie and their popular business are a great example of how the MIT-certified MIDAS digital fabrication laboratory, or “Fab […]

Fun Friday: Highlights From the West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair 2018

It was another great day spent with young innovators this past weekend at the West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair 2018!  An inspirational day seeing what approximately 200 local students from around the region are showcasing in science experiments, studies, and research & innovation projects. There is so much to be gained for these young participants through […]

Fun Creative Partnership: Chicks in the Coop!

We are always thrilled when we get the opportunity to reach further into the Maker community, connecting more creative souls to the possibilities at the MIDAS FabLab! This month, on May 25th from 6-9 pm (must register by May 18th!), we are proud to be hosted by Chicks in the Coop offering a great opportunity to demonstrate […]

Fun Friday: West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair 2018 This Weekend!

This is the weekend!  If you want to see some incredible local youth innovation make sure you add the West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair to your weekend’s activities.  Hosted by GLOWS and Selkirk College, the event takes place tomorrow, April 14th 11:00AM to 4:00PM at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus Gymnasium. This ever-growing event offers students from […]

Creating & Nurturing a Maker Culture

Can a Maker Culture help bring economic diversity and sustainability rural communities need? Over the past couple of decades our region, along with so many others in rural British Columbia, has been faced with tremendous challenges seeing traditional industries such as mining and forestry diminishing, taking jobs and people along with them. As a result, […]

Fun Friday: DIY Life-sized Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

We’re on the fast approach to the Selkirk College GLOWS RoboGames and with robotics on the brain, this little (complicated?!) project caught our eye! Angelo, an incredibly innovative and talented young man, and the brains behind the YouTube channel, TechBuilder, has incorporated the magic of various technologies, including a smartphone and an Arduino micro-controller to bring what […]

The Maker Movement: DIY, Hands-on, Innovation In Action!

There is a movement afoot and, with the help of education, tools and equipment (such as welcomes you at MIDAS!) to more easily and cost-efficiently bring ideas to life, it’s gaining tremendous steam! The Maker Movement – or in more familiar terms, Do-It-Yourself – is growing in participation in schools, communities and industry throughout the […]