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Makers, creators, inventors, and tinkerer’s are invited to become members in the Collaboratory, a high tech makerspace at the River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, VTThe RVTC makerspace is designed to be a space where people have access to cutting edge technology and where they can come together to share ideas and collaborate to make design ideas become a reality. During the day, the space is used for RVTC students.  It has also been utilized for the Tech Time and Tech Camp Programs for middle school students.  The Co-Lab is focused on high-tech design and engineering.  Community Members will have access to 3D printers, a Laser Cutter and Engraver, a Vinyl Cutter, a high-end embroidery machine, hand and power tools, the Adobe Suite, and other online resources. 

 

To start, the Collaboratory will be open to community members Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm starting April 27th, and two Saturdays a month from 8am – 12pm starting April 29th.  Memberships are $50 for an initial orientation and then a punch card can be purchased for subsequent visits ($7/visit).  The cost of the membership will cover most materials, software licenses,  maintenance and upkeep of the equipment.

Register for an orientation and for membership through the RVTC Adult Education program website at: http://rvtc.org, Click on Adult Education, and Co-Lab Makerspace Registration. Please contact Kelly Broker-Campbell at 802.885.8347, or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    with questions.  This space is made possible through support from the Vermont Agency of Education and the Springfield Regional Development Corporation.