Presented by the Saskatoon Combat Robotics Club
The Saskatoon Combat Robotics Club is back for Kilobots XLI! Kilobots tournaments pit 1- to 3-pound radio controlled fighting robots against each other in a fight to the death. The robots sport vicious weapons ranging from high speed titanium blades and spinning saws to crushing jaws and flipping arms. Each robot fight lasts 3 minutes, or until one of the robots can no longer move or is pushed out of the arena. If both robots are still working after 3 minutes of fighting, the result goes to a judge’s decision where points are scored based on aggression and damage.
If you are interested in building your own robot, talk to some of the builders at the event! There is no age restriction on joining and the events are held about three times a year. New builders are always welcome. For more information about Kilobots, visit www.kilobots.com.
Hope to see you there!
SCRC Event Organizer
Saskatoon TechWorks is a local makerspace focused on science, technology, mechanics, and digital arts. We offer a space where people of any background can gather, collaborate on projects, and learn from each other. We create a community atmosphere and learning experience you will not find anywhere else in Saskatoon. Visit us in-person at 422 44th St. East and online at sktechworks.ca.
Nutrien Children’s Discovery Museum
Opening in Spring 2019, the Nutrien Children’s Discovery Museum (NCDM) will be a place where children can learn through play and exploration in environments designed just for them. Brain development research shows that play is essential for children to gain the mental, physical and social skills necessary to succeed in their adult lives. Saskatchewan’s premiere children’s museum will nurture our children to become tomorrow’s leaders, foster a lifelong love of learning in those who visit, and give families the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime!
NCDM is currently renovating the Mendel building into a world-class facility which will include over 12,000 sq. ft. of galleries with 11 permanent interactive exhibits, a Create Space, a multi-purpose room, classroom, party rooms, a café, and gift shop. The new museum will offer quality interdisciplinary S.T.E.A.M integrated programming and outreach activities; host travelling exhibits; and serve as a “town square” for children, their schools, and their families.
Tomorrow Today Society
The Tomorrow Today Society is a citizen group that exists to welcome the future. We endeavour to raise awareness of the state of the art of technology and advocate for its adoption. We are a non-profit organization that believes that small efforts can yield big improvements in our society.
Saskatchewan Science Centre
The Saskatchewan Science Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental educational facility. Our mission is to ignite scientific curiosity in Saskatchewan communities through interactive, dynamic, and engaging opportunities.
The Saskatchewan Science Centre offers opportunities to learn about scientific concepts such as depth perception, gravity, and music. We also have an interactive activity to build the fastest racecar and hands-on experiences at our stage shows!
Saskatoon Public Library
Saskatoon Public Library is a free service for all citizens of Saskatoon. We supply virtual and physical resources to support lifelong learning for people of all ages.
At our booth, people can learn about Saskatoon Public Library’s programs and resources, sign up for a library card, and discover the STEM technology available to them at the library. Our book displays highlight our science and engineering-related collections, and we hope to host storytimes of books featuring innovative scientists and women in STEM.
SCI-FI Science Camps
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of SCI-FI Science Camps inspiring Saskatchewan’s youth through fun, hands-on science and technology programming. Founded by five engineering students, each year we reach more than 10,000 youth from across Saskatchewan through school workshops, summer camps, Saturday science clubs, DiscoverSTEM Girls Conference, and Girls Coding and Robotics Friday Evening Club. Last year we visited over 25 communities, including 9 Indigenous communities.
Come check out our booths at Spectrum! Try an adventure using our Google Expedition goggles or explore coding with Makey Makeys. Groups can sign up for our free digital citizenship and micro:bits workshops.