Entries by Tracy

6 Ways to Develop the Maker Spirit in Your Child

Sure, the maker spirit is alive and well at a makers space such as MIDAS, but how do you encourage it in your child in this modern, device-driven age? We’ve got a few suggestions. Humans are, by their very nature, makers. Tinkering, building, disassembling, inventing, innovating. These are not only the touchstones of what has […]

MIDAS Courses for February, 2019

Beat the mid-winter blues and get inspired here at the fab lab through hands-on experiential education in one of our MIDAS courses. If you’ve made entrepreneurial or innovative resolutions for 2019, MIDAS is the perfect solution to help you keep not only on track. Check out what we have going on in the MIDAS Fab Lab […]

SMARTS Program – Call for Proposals | Deadline March 2019

Selkirk College’s SMARTS Program invites small and medium-sized businesses to submit proposals for technology-oriented research and development projects. Background The Selkirk-SME Applied Research and Technology Solutions (SMARTS) Program connects businesses with Selkirk College faculty and student expertise in the fields of geospatial technology and digital fabrication. It aims to help small- and medium-sized enterprises use advanced technologies […]

Upcoming MIDAS Courses: January, 2019

Happy New Year! Our winter calendar is coming together with our established roster of incredible learning opportunities but new as well. MIDAS is the perfect solution to help you keep those entrepreneurial or innovative resolutions, so check it out and we’ll look forward to helping you bring your ideas to life. If you’re in need of […]

Young Entrepreneurs Program

Junior Achievement BC & Austin Engineering present… the Young Entrepreneurs Program with Mary Austin in Trail, BC. Junior Achievement is a nonprofit dedicated to educating youth in business, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. We are excited to launch a series of 6 (free) workshops for local youth age 9-12 that will help inspire and educate Trail’s […]

#madeatMIDAS: I/O Design & Engineering Virtual & Augmented Reality

I/O Design & Engineering look to cutting edge technology – Virtual and Augmented Reality – to provide their clients with reliable, accurate, and realistic modeling for a variety of applications. Far from being a technology of the future, virtual and augmented reality is increasingly being utilized in multiple industries and sectors, ranging from entertainment, communications and […]

Design Thinking: A Creative Strategy for Innovation

Looking for a strategy to maximize problem-solving, creativity, and innovation? Incorporate Design Thinking and see what happens! When design principles are applied to strategy and innovation the success rate for innovation improves significantly. Design Thinking is a human-centred, possibility driven, approach. It fundamentally draws upon what humans need – what problem needs addressing – before […]

New Years Resolutions… For Innovators!

Innovation is top of mind for many businesses. Simple resolutions such as saying yes, taking action no matter how small, and embracing failure could make 2019 your pivotal year! Taking some time to contemplate the year ahead and the various resolutions you’ll make to help get you started on the right foot for the New […]

We’re Hiring! MIDAS Community Engagement Coordinator

Work at one of the most innovative and disruptive organizations in the Kootenays! MIDAS Community Engagement Coordinator Closing date: January 2nd, 2019 @ 4:00 pm PST MIDAS is a digital fabrication lab in Trail, BC.  MIDAS (Metallurgical Industrial Development Acceleration & Studies), is a project of the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (www.kast.com). MIDAS offers the […]

#madeatMIDAS: Pulse Labs Inc. ProFlex

Revelstoke’s Pulse Labs Inc. is serious about getting the right fit – and flex! – in a ski boot! If you’ve recently been sizing ski boots, chances are you’ve encountered some unreliability when it comes to flex rating, even in boots of the same brand. Enter Pulse Labs Inc. With their extensive expertise and new and […]