Saturday, February 16, 2019

Maker Fundamentals: Mom & Dad Make! Hydraulic Arm (Sat. 16 Feb, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Mom & Dad Make! Means a project for all ages, even the very young when accompanied by an adult (children 7 and under, can participate in this hands-on workshop with a guardian’s guidance).

Assembling and operating this Hydraulic Arm will teach basic mechanics and hydraulics; this entirely custom designed kit was created with free design tools, and cut our X Carve in the Maker Vault! You’ll hand-build this project, made of wood, syringe cylinders, and dowel rods, using zip-ties and simple fasteners, and leave with a fully functional remotely controlled hydraulic arm. This kit comes with either functional grippers, or an electromagnet you’ll make yourself!

All materials and assembly instructions are provided, the group will be led in the assembly process, and some friendly competition will take place at the end to test your skills with your new robotic arm! No experience or expertise required.

Kids of all ages welcome, under 7 accompanied by an adult for Mom & Dad Make! Cost is $18 per person for the hydraulic gripper arm, $24 per person for electromagnet arm ($18/$24 respectively, per child, per kit, for Mom & Dad Make; parent participation free when you work with your child on his/her project!)

Location: RCBI Huntington MV- 1050 4th Ave Huntington WV 25701

More information and Registration.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Train-the-Trainer Workshop (Wed. 27 Feb, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute is offering one-day workshops for manufacturers who want to improve the training capabilities of their supervisors.The workshops will address setting goals for your training and determining what training activities will help your employees gain the knowledge and skills they need.

Topics include:

  • Communicating effectively with employees
  • Setting goals for improved performance
  • Coaching employees for skill gains
  • Tailoring instruction to different learning style


The workshops will be taught by industry-experienced instructors.

Location: RCBI CharlestonL: 100 Angus E. Peyton Drive

$50.00/person including lunch.

Register Here.