We're transitioning... WVMakes will now call RCBI.org home!

Current Maker Vault members may receive emails from ourselves, or domains associated with our web developers. Other than that you should experience no interruption in service.

We look forward to continuing to provide great content and resources alongside all the fantastic programs and divisions of the Robert C. Byrd Institute... stay tuned!

~Deacon Stone
STEM Education & Maker Programs

The 2021 Agriculture Innovation Showcase!

WVMakes! is proud to host this year's Agriculture Innovation Showcase and competition! This year's virtual Ag Showcase featured a month-long lead-up to the Innovation Challenge, with resources for educators and Challengers.

The WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED! Your votes for the People's Choice Champion, and People's Choice School have been counted.

Did you miss it...? No problem! You can still view a recording of the Feb. 24th Agriculture Innovation Showcase and see Challenger Finalists submissions, and hear from our keynote speaker Jordon Masters, Founder of Microgenesis... Here! -->

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 in-person gatherings, or group events or workshops until further notice. Individual members, in accordance with capacity and social-distancing guidelines provided by advising authorities -- and in accordance with Marshall University guidelines --, may continue to access Maker Vault spaces and equipment.
     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 12/03/2020 9:00 am**

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.

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Equipment available in the RCBI Maker Vault:

3D printing:

  • Creality Ender 3 Pro's
  • Monoprice Voxel's
  • Makerbot Replicator 2's
  • Makerbot Replicator 2X Expiramental
  • INVENT3D Printer
  • LulzBot TAZ 5
  • 3D Printing Pens
  • Elegoo Mars (Resin)

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
Nonplanar 3D Printing Experimental Station
Height Adjusting Tables
Hand & Power Tools
Acrylic Bender

...& So Much More!

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.

The West Virginia Makes Festival 2020!

Winners have been announced!!

--Find out more below...--

RCBI's month-long celebration of Manufacturing will culminate in the 2020 Makes Festival Virtual Edition! on October 26th.

The lead-up to this year's Virtual Video-Submission-Based Festival included a series of Maker Master Classes to help you hone your maker-skills, develop your ideas, and produce a competitive entry for cash and membership prizes for youth and engineering and development prizes for contestants!

Learn More...

Learn about dates and times, events and recordings, how to participate, as well as Judging Results... AND the People's Choice Award Winners...!

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