Raspberry Pi Meet-Up

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 5:30 pm - 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 dstone@rcbi.org


Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Robert C. Byrd Institute is hosting graduation for its Machinist Technology/CNC Program and its Welding Technology Program. Students completing their two-year associate degree or one-year certificate will be honored. The event will be at RCBI Huntington, 1050 Fourth Ave. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling 800-469-7224.


West Virginia Makes Festival

Friday, October 05, 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. 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!