Laser-cutter now installed

Thanks partly to a generous grant from Hebden Royd Town Council, Bridge Rectifier’s new laser-cutter was installed today by HPC Laser Ltd of Elland. Bridge Rectifier will train some of its members shortly, and then develop a programme of open days and ‘introduction to laser-cutting days’ open to all. Watch out for further details.
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Hebden Royd awards grant

Hebden Royd Town Council has just awarded a grant of £3,000 towards the purchase of a laser-cutter. The total project costs total nearly £5,000, with the remainder being met from Bridge Rectifier reserves and donations. Bridge Rectifier will run a series of open days in 2017 to raise awareness of CAD/ CAM for laser-cutting, and
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Community Art Discussion, 06-Dec

Got any ideas about art projects we could pursue with community organisations? A recent project for Todmorden Lamplighter went well, so what next? Hebden Bridge Art Festival’s theme next summer is ‘water’ – chosen before the Boxing Day floods! What could Bridge Rectifier do as visual art, or even transforming wave patterns etc into sound/
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Todmorden Lamplighter Festival

It’s nearly time – Saturday 19th November. Bridge Rectifier has been working with primary school children from Year 5 of Todmorden CE School, creating a series of ‘string drawings’ on the theme of ‘Mythical Fire Creatures’. These are being transcribed in electroluminescent wire for display in the large upstairs windows of Central Methodist Church. Check
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Bridge Rectifier AGM

The Bridge Rectifier Annual General meeting will be held at the space on Saturday 19th November 2016, at 1pm. All members are invited to attend. Provision will be made for those who can’t be physically present but who wish to vote electronically on items on the agenda.
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Painting on a Smartphone, 4th Oct

Come along to our Art & Technology session on Tues 4th October at 7 to 9pm. Let’s have a go at painting on a smartphone or tablet. We’ll be using the ArtRage app for Android/ Apple. So, pre-install the free or paid for version, and I’ll guide you through its capabilities. Here’s a painting I
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Open PC

Open Evening 07/09/16

Bridge Rectifier will be open this evening between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. Due to security concerns, the front door will be kept locked, so please use our new wireless doorbell to let us know you are at the door (give it two or three good pushes, it’s self powered!). If you still can’t get access, try
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The chaps

We’re still here!

Things are moving on apace down at Bridge Rectifier. We have some interesting new equipment working in the space and are now preparing to on-board the Food Computer project. We are always looking for new members so if you fancy getting involved why not pop down and see us one Wednesday evening? We will be open
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Ubuntu

Thursday 21st April 2016: Ubuntu 16.04 Launch Party

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ubuntu 16.04, codename Xenial Xerus. Ubuntu is a very popular flavour of the GNU/Linux operating system and this latest release is what’s known as an ‘LTS’ or ‘Long Term Support’ release. This means that Canonical, the company who sponsor Ubuntu development, will provide support and patches for this
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LoRaWAN node basics, Tuesday 12th April

At the Electronics Group meet-up on Tuesday 12th April we’ll be taking a look at LoRaWAN hardware for connecting to The Things Network, making use of the recently commissioned gateway which is now up and running at the space. I’ll be bringing along MultiTech MDOT-BOX hardware, along with a Microchip RN2483 LoRa PICtail board and
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