The WV Makes Festival!

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RCBI and statewide partners present the seventh annual West Virginia Makes Festival, a celebration of ingenuity and creativity, throughout the month of October!

The month-long celebration will feature the following events:

  • Maker Master Classes

    • October 5th: 6-7:15 pm
      • 3D Design & Printing: From entry-level Maker, educator, to Design Engineer; tools to produce outcomes in your 3d printing practice!
      • Purchase a seat for Virtual, Hands-On! interactive participation, cost is $25 and includes the creation of a small, custom 3D printed object of your own design!
        • Produced objects will be available for your pickup from RCBI Huntington, or mailed to your registration address following the event
        • Conducted over Zoom, access to a computer capable of running the Google Chrome browser is required, use of mouse is recommended
    • October 19th: 6-7:15 pm
      • 2D Design & Laser Cutting: Thinking Outside the Box; forging a custom storage/organization solution using open-source, free tools!
      • Purchase a seat for Virtual, Hands-On! interactive participation, cost is $25 and includes the creation of your own small, custom 2D laser-cut item of your own design!
        • Produced objects will be available for your pickup from RCBI Huntington, or mailed to your registration address following the event
        • Conducted over Zoom, access to a computer capable of running the Google Chrome browser is required, use of mouse is recommended
  • Maker Features

    • Monday, October 12th
      • Heritage Farm & Museum: Living the Maker Life!
      • Time: 11-11:45 am
      • Register Here for this free YouTube Live event!
    • Monday, October 19th
      • Marshall University: AI and the Frontiers of Manufacturing with Intelligence
      • Time: TBA
      • Register Here for this free YouTube Live event!
  • Design Challenge 

    • October 1st - 20th
      • Our annual Design Challenge will provide makers the opportunity to demonstrate 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...
    • Tuesday, October 27th
      • Design Challenge: Winners Announced online during a Live Event!!
        • Tune in HERE at our Live Events Page!
      • Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
      • You Don't Need to be a Competitor to Win...!
        • People's Choice Award voters will be entered into a drawing to win a 3D Printer and supplies to get you started!
        • People's Choice voters who indicate a school of their choice, will automatically enter the school in a drawing to receive their own 3D Printer and supplies!

Design Challenge: Competitor Registration!

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Our annual Design Challenge will provide makers the opportunity to demonstrate 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...

Competitors who wish to enter their innovations will be required to submit a video no more that 3 minutes, explaining:

1.) Problem Statement & Example
      - What needs to be fixed/improved and why?

2.) Solution Statement & Example
      - Your unique solution and how you made it!

3.) Impact Statement
      - What difference can this innovation make?!


Sponsored by:

 Edward Tucker Associates
 MURC
The West Virginia Manufacturer's Association
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*Click HERE to download the 11 x 17 classroom poster!!

  • Encourage your students to showcase their innovation and problem-solving skills... and compete for cash prizes!!
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