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About Us

We're Creative

Our members are among Central Illinois' most creative and brilliant. Come learn and create alongside them!

We're Resourceful

Our members have 24x7 access to a large suite of expensive tooling that allows them to bring their ideas into reality.

We Don't Accept Jobs

We are a community workspace, not a job shop. See below for more information on how we operate.

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We’re a Makerspace.

We are a community of makers, hackers, tinkerers, and creators who share a physical space, tools, and thoughts.

Our members pay monthly dues that go towards paying rent and maintaining the machines, in return they get access to the makerspace, its tools, and its resources whenever they need it. Tool availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members also get access to our very active, private chat community, where the majority of our ideation and discussions take place. We also host several events throughout the year, our biggest being Midwest Makerfest, part of Ignite Peoria.

501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

River City Labs is a registered non-profit organization with the state of Illinois and the federal government, and have all the benefits that brings (tax write-offs for any donation *wink*).

Volunteer Run

No one at River City Labs gets paid. It functions completely off of our members' and officers' volunteered time and effort. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for our volunteers' dedication.

Our Resources

Lasers

Large custom 3' x 4' 90w CO2 laser, small chinese 8"x 10" 30w CO2 laser with auto focusing bed.

3D Printers

Two Taz 6 FDM printers, and a custom built FDM printer available. All printers have an Octoprint server for safe remote shutdown.

Wood Shop

3' x 3' CNC Router, Dust Collection, Planer, Table Saw, Band Saw, Drill Press, Mitre Saw, Panel Saw.

Metal Shop

CNC Syil X4 Mill, Grizzly Metal Lathe, Metal Band Saw, Mig/Tig/Stick Welder.

Electronics Lab

Soldering Station, Variable Power Supply, Oscilliscope, Electronical Components.

Recording Studio

Sound Deadening Room, Panel Mixer, Mics, Stands.

Computer Lab

Mobile Laptop Cart with several laptops available for use.

Vinyl Cutter

Make custom stickers and decals. Computer available with required software.

Private Chat

Our private chat group is very active and is great for sharing ideas and asking for help.

Our Team

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Aaron Peterson

President

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Roger Wheeler

Vice President

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Fred Bliss

Treasurer

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Jim Trifone

Secretary

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Ellie Ford

Public Relations

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Karen Raab

Event Coordinator

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Alan Hennis

Facility Manager

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Brian Winschel

Director of Training

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Jason Radford

Director of Membership

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Jim Trifone

Secretary

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Dave Denney

Director

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Don Kalmes

Director

Membership Plans

Digital

$5/ month

  • Online Community Access (Slack)
  • No building access
  • No access to internal classes
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Signup

Starving

$30/ month

  • Online Community Access (Slack)
  • Limited Building Access - Full member must open the door for you
  • Discounts on certain classes
  • 10% discount if paid anually
  • n/a
Signup

Full

$45/ month

  • Online Community Access (Slack)
  • 24x7 Building Access pending 30 day probation period
  • Discounts on all classes
  • 10% discount if paid annually
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Signup

Family

$55/ month

  • Online Community Access (Slack)
  • 24x7 Building Access pending 30 day probation period
  • Access for family in same household
  • Discounts on all classes
  • 10% discount if paid annually
Signup

Donate

any/ now

  • One time Donation to RCL
  • Eligible for Caterpillar Foundation Matching program for current employees and retirees!
  • Click Here for more information on submitting a Caterpillar Foundation match request
Donate

Get In Touch

Contact Details

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, one of our directors will respond to you when they get a free moment

7916 N Hale Ave, Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: (815) 662-5376
Email: info@rivercitylabs.space