The Robert C. Byrd Institute will offer Maker Camps in July and August.

Campers aged 9-16 will gain first-hand experience in 3D design and printing, computer coding, electronics, 2D design, and laser-cutting. Campers will explore careers in manufacturing and technology with a virtual tour of a local manufacturer. Participants will complete a custom designed 3D printed project and – new this year – a custom, illuminated, laser-cut project!

Campers will engage over Zoom, and use robust open-source online platforms to accelerate learning and partake in the fun hands-on challenges that have made our camps so engaging. 

Cost is $25, and seats are limited... (they're going to fill up fast!)

Dates & Times:

  • Williamson, WV – Aug 3-7
    • *Suddenlink Scholarships also available if registration fee is a challenge -choose this option after you register...

Ready to find out more?

Click here for all the details, dates, times, and registration...

The Maker Vault @ RCBI Huntington!

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with federal and state guidelines, effective Thursday, March 19, the Maker Vault will no longer be open after 5 p.m.
     Further, the Maker Vault and Innovation Center at RCBI cannot host gatherings, group events or workshops until further notice .
     If these changes affect your ability to access our facility, we recommend you temporarily suspend your monthly recurring membership until we can resume our regular operating hours. You can do this by clicking “Login” from the menu at the top of the page, or click here.
     - If you’ve forgotten your password, click the “Lost Your Password?” link under the login box for a reset.
     Please scroll down to check the calendar for up-to-date information, or email Deacon Stone at dstone@RCBI.org
**Last Updated 05/04/2020 3:00pm**

RCBI’s Maker Vault provides the community with a space to experiment, develop, and learn through self-led projects and group workshops. Making high-end professional equipment and materials accessible for all, the Maker Vault extends RCBI’s support of innovation and entrepreneurship; and gives a retired bank vault new life as a repository of ideas and creativity.

With a Maker Vault membership, you receive access to our high-end, professional equipment as well as:

  • Expert training and assistance for all equipment
  • Access to Maker Vault classes and workshops
  • Access to materials and supplies to build your creations

Memberships are $24 a month for adults and $14 for students, educators, veterans, and first-responders.

M-F 9-5

TTh 9-8:30pm


Equipment available in the RCBI Maker Vault:

3D printers:

  • Makerbot Replicator 2's
  • Makerbot Replicator 2X Expiramental
  • INVENT3D Printer
  • LulzBot TAZ 5

X-Carve tabletop CNC router 
Buffalo Dental Tray-Vac Vacuum Forming System
GlowForge Laser Cutter/Etcher/Engraver
Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter

Soldering Setups
Desktop & Laptop Computers
Planning, Assembly, & Workspace

Maker Vault Membership...

Click here to join!

Hours of Operation & Calendar for Maker Programs!

*Please consult this calendar for scheduled events, cancellations, & holiday hours. Every effort will be made to provide at least 1 week's notice of any changes to the schedule.

Supports this Nonprofit Program.