Entries by Tracy

MIDAS – Leading the Regional Maker Community

MIDAS Fab Lab is an integral leader in the Maker culture and community in the region: industry, startups, creatives, students – everyone welcome! If you’re looking for inspiration with regards to your existing business, the innovative idea you’ve been nurturing, or simply about the future of technology and innovation in the region and beyond, spend a […]

Fun Friday! Spider Lovers: Arduino Lego Arachnid

Have fun with this Lego arachnid controlled with your smartphone! Whether you like spiders or not, this easy project is a ton of fun, bringing your Lego spider project – or any Lego project, really – to life. This project is also rather timely as, now with the school year back in full swing and […]

Upcoming MIDAS Courses: October, 2018

Still thinking about how you can get that great idea off the ground? MIDAS is here to help! If you’re in need of prototyping, 3D printing and fabrication, the variety of equipment at MIDAS is geared specifically to offer you state-of-the-art resources to create exactly what you need. Maybe you’ve already got a start using […]

Fun Friday! DIY Own Amazon Echo with Raspberry Pi

The Simplest Way to Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Amazon Echo The Amazon Echo can be a great device to have in your home. Upon voice command, it is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real-time information. It can also control several smart […]

Fun Friday! Fabtronic Sewing Kits

Enter the world of e-textiles and wearables with Fabtronic Sewing Kits! Custom reusable parts that allow you to make and remake as many times as you want!  Electronic technology and wearables are becoming all the rage! What began as watches and fitness trackers is evolving quickly to include e-fashion and e-textiles as well. Not only […]

Building a Culture of Innovation

Insights from Greg Brouwer, General Manager, Technology and Innovation In January of this year, Greg Brouwer was appointed General Manager, Technology and Innovation, responsible for advancing Teck’s innovation and technology activities and strategy. In addition to managing that pipeline of activities, Greg and his team are also doing an internal and external scan of ways […]

Fun Friday: Back-to-school Maker Edition!

As summer winds down we’re all starting to think about the getting ready for back-to-school and wondering where the heck summer went! Yup, it went fast! But… let’s not get too bummed out. There’s actually reason to be excited about going back. Thankfully, school isn’t simply about the three Rs anymore. Around the country, province, and regionally, […]

Upcoming MIDAS Courses: September, 2018

Summer is on the wane and, as summer vacation activities wrap up and the kids head off to school, it’s all about learning  new things! Not just for the kids, for you, too! Fall is the perfect season to get inspired and get moving on that great idea you’ve been contemplating all summer! And MIDAS […]

Fun Friday! 6 Cool & Pretty Easy Welding Maker Projects!

Welding is one of those maker activities that most might consider requires skills well beyond their capacity and might stick to arduino, 3D printing and basic carpentry projects seemingly more accessible. But, welding doesn’t have to be hard and can actually be a lot of fun. With these few projects you can increase your confidence […]