Friday, October 05, 2018

West Virginia Makes Festival (Fri. 5 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

RCBI and a group of statewide partners present the fifth annual West Virginia Makes Festival, a celebration of ingenuity and creativity. The Oct. 5 event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature a Design Challenge for makers of all ages as well as hands-on activities for everyone.

Join us on the Huntington campus of Marshall University at the Memorial Student Center for the 2018 WV Makes Festival.

Our annual Design Challenge will provide makers the opportunity to demonstrate their new ideas and skills, and will reward their creative inspirations. Hobbyists, inventors, enthusiasts, artists and students of all ages who enter the Design Challenge are eligible for one of several prizes.

The celebration is open to everyone. In addition to a Design Challenge, the West Virginia Makes Festival will feature 3D Printing, some of your favorite local artists, special exhibits and other attractions. To register for this year's festival, go here.  

Call 304.781.1675 if you need more information or any assistance in registering.

"Our festival celebrates makers," said Charlotte Weber, RCBI Director & CEO. "It taps into the inventive community of entrepreneurs and innovators so they can interact with likeminded creative individuals."

We hope to see you at the West Virginia Makes Festival!

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Maker Master Classes (Sat. 6 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Makers of all skill levels are invited to RCBI Huntington for a series of Master Classes. Workshops will include hands-on instruction in a variety of maker areas. No experience is necessary. Cost is $25 for 3 sessions.  Sessions are Incorporating Mechatronics and Robotics into Your Program; Industrial 3D Printing in Job Shops: Why It Makes Sense; Carbon Fiber & Metal 3D Printing with Markforged; Design for 3D Printing:Tips & Tricks; Have You Met Fusion 360?; From Photo to 3D Print; Cutting Metal with a 4000W Laser; Today's Maker Workflow in RCBI's Maker Vault. Details and registration at at

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Raspberry Pi Meet-Up (Tue. 9 Oct, 2018 5:30 pm - Sun. 9 Sep, 2018 6:30 pm)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is hosting its monthly Raspberry Pi User Group meeting in its Maker Vault. Whether you’re already an expert or just curious about programming and use of the ultra-affordable devices, join us at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Avenue) to explore different versions of the Pi hardware and software, and focus on popular uses of the small computers. The group will assist you in getting your own Raspberry Pi up and running as well as working on collective projects. Participants should bring a Raspberry Pi and we’ll provide the expertise. For more information, email Deacon Stone, RCBI Maker Space/STEM Coordinator, at

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Appalachian Next Generation Aerospace Conference (Thu. 18 Oct, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

RCBI, Marshall University, WVDO, HADCO, and others invite you to attend the Appalachian Next Generation Aerospace Conference that will focus on enhancing the aerospace industry in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. The Appalachian Next Generation Conference will feature panel discussions with experts from across the country in supply chain development, workforce development, new aerospace technologies and more. The conference also will also provide opportunities to engage larger aerospace primes and showcase the opportunities available in the Tri-State region. The event is at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. For more information, contact Ralph Workman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Register here.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Boots to Business Reboot (Fri. 19 Oct, 2018 8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Boots to Business Reboot is a one-day training that introduces veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership. The U.S. Small Business Administration is presenting the training at RCBI, 100 Angus E. Peyton Drive, on the campus of Marshall University's South Charleston campus. For more information and to register, go here.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Workshop: Meat Production (Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Meat producers and entrepreneurs are invited to a free workshop at Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College in Moorfield to discuss expanding opportunities for meat production in West Virginia. For more information and to register go to