Entries by Tracy

#madeatMIDAS: Jonathan Quarrie & Starlight Snowboards

This month, #madeatMIDAS features Starlight Snowboards and creator, Jonathan Quarrie.  Jonathan and his emerging business are a great example of the capabilities of the MIDAS facilities to help bring an innovative new vision to reality. Our MIT-certified digital fabrication laboratory, or “Fab Lab”, equipment is geared to support this kind of entrepreneur development: collaborating and adopting state-of-the-art […]

MIDAS Course: Trotec 120 Watt Laser Cutter

With the advanced Trotec 120Watt Laser Cutter, you can laser cut, etch, and engrave a variety of different materials: wood, metal, glass, leather, acrylic, natural rubber, stone and more. In addition to the range of materials, there are also a wide variety of applications.  Signage, stamps, toys, promotional materials… the creative possibilities are remarkable!  The […]

Fun Friday: #BCTECH Summit – Youth Innovation Day!

All of us at MIDAS are getting excited about the upcoming Selkirk College GLOWS RoboGames!  As advocates for technology and innovation education, we want to draw your attention, too, to the #BCTECH Summit and their efforts towards nurturing tech & innovation in our next generation. This year’s #BCTECH Summit Youth Innovation Day will be held […]

Nurture Local Youth Innovation: RoboGames Mentorship Training!

RoboGames Mentorship:  In preparation for the 2018 RoboGames, training is available to local adults interested in supporting and nurturing innovation in regional youth eager to participate in this growing young maker phenomenon! In 2010, KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) and the Nelson Tech Club (NTC), led by NTC founder and Director of MIDAS, Brad Pommen, joined […]

Friday Maker Fun! Arduino Robotics Inspiration

The wheels are starting to turn with our innovative Kootenay/Boundary youngsters as this year’s Selkirk College GLOWS RoboGames draws nearer.  mBot robotics kits will be available for pick up by March 12 (do NOT forget about Spring Break kicking off March 16th!) and you can check out dates and times for your community HERE. Here’s what you’ll […]

Nurture Local Youth Innovation: RoboGames Mentorship Training! March 10, 2018

RoboGames Mentorship:  In preparation for the 2018 RoboGames, Selkirk College is providing training to local adults to support and nurture innovation in regional youth eager to participate in this growing young maker phenomenon! In 2010, KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) and the Nelson Tech Club (NTC), led by NTC founder and Director of MIDAS, […]

MIDAS Training in Grand Forks!

We are SO pleased to be taking our training on the road!  First stop:  Grand Forks! If you’re a maker, innovator, inventor, artist, or hobbyist in the Grand Forks area and want to spend the day learning something new or have a project in mind that requires the specialized equipment provided here at MIDAS, we […]

Upcoming MIDAS Courses: March, 2018

If you’re looking to take your fabrication to the next level, want to learn something new or have a project in mind that requires the specialized equipment provided here at MIDAS, March is chock full of opportunity! Here’s what’s upcoming for MIDAS courses and training… we’re sure there’s a course to fit exactly what you’re […]

MIDAS Course: Ultimaker 2 3D Printer

The Ultimaker 2 3D printer is easy and reliable, designed for the best experience in 3D printing.   Engineered to perform, this 3D digital printing workhorse is reliable, efficient, and user-friendly and particularly useful for artists, engineers, makers and innovators looking for fast, high quality prints in just about any size or material. Featuring a […]