Gorge MakerSpace Opens in White Salmon

28 03 2014

Gorge Robotics is excited to announce the opening of a Gorge MakerSpace in White Salmon. All over the world, MakerSpaces are providing shop space, tools and training to everyday citizens who want to build solutions to interesting challenges. Gorge MakerSpace is a place where local young people can learn the principles of science and technology through their own creations- and have fun doing so.

Gorge MakerSpace’s initial offerings starting in April include a Wednesday afterschool class on wearable LEDs and a Saturday class on “MacGyver Makers.” They need YOU to make Gorge MakerSpace a success! Please spread the word, and donations of equipment, office supplies, tools, money, expertise…all of that and more would be welcome! Learn more at www.gorgemakerspace.com.




Register for Cascade Mountain School, Summer 2014

20 03 2014

Cascade Mountain School’s summer 2014 programs are now open for registration. These outdoor science programs for students 12-18 are for credit or for fun and all are worth checking out. More.




Big news for our regional FIRST Tech Challenge Teams!

14 03 2014

FTC is the international robotics competition where students in grades 7-12 compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams from The Dalles Middle School, The Dalles-Wahtonka High School, Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School all won spots to compete at the Oregon State Championship. Many congratulations to the “Channel 4 News Team” and the “Black Hawk Team” from Hood River Valley High School who won state championships (Oregon and Idaho, respectively) and will next compete in the FTC West Super-Regional Championship in Sacramento on March 20-22. Please contact team member Marten Sova if you are able to donate towards either team’s travel expenses.




Wind Challenge Competition in The Dalles May 3, Register Now

14 03 2014

The 3rd Annual Wind Challenge is open for team sign up for high school and middle school students. This event in The Dalles on May 3 is a collaboration between Columbia Gorge Community College and Google. Students learn about wind turbine technology and design, and apply their new skills in an all-day competition to build, test, and present their wind turbine models. More.




Awesome Drone Competition Announced!

12 02 2014

Introducing Drone Prize 2014! From droneprize.com:  Use the aerial perspective to serve the greater good. Fly your drone with a civic purpose on a mission to improve society. Share your video with the world to show the difference you made, and enter to win more than $10,000 in prizes. Finalists will be flown to Portland in Summer 2014 to compete for the Grand Prize. Formal rules and contest dates will be announced soon. Make sure to register your interest for contest updates.