RCBI receives grant for coding camp

March 2, 2017

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) has received support from a national foundation for its coding camp for young people.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, awarded RCBI a $2,500 grant to support the camp, scheduled July 31 - Aug. 4 at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Ave.). The foundation has supported the popular series of 3D Printing Camps at RCBI each year since 2014.

This year’s coding camp – called PASSCODE – will focus on the connection between coding and manufacturing. In today’s high-tech world of advanced manufacturing, technology is critical. In addition to learning to code, campers will spend time in the Technical Services Center at RCBI where they will receive hands-on experience with CNC (computer-numerical control) equipment.

For the second consecutive year, the coding camp will be led by Bill Gardner, an assistant professor at Marshall University, who also leads the Raspberry Pi User Group at RCBI’s Maker Vault.

The camp is open to middle-school students, and the cost is $160. For more information, contact Becky Calwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .