The Story So Far

Bridge Rectifier is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to promote and maintain a Hackerspace that is located at Hebble End Mill, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK.

Although Bridge Rectifier has existed in one form or another for several years, it was earlier this year (2015) that we actually managed to find, fund and move in to our space. Here are some photos to show the story so far:

This shot shows the exterior of the Hackerspace. The windows on the ground floor to the left of the photo is where we’re at.

The unit was in a rough ‘industrial’ state when we got the keys. It has required a lot of hard work from volunteers to get things ship shape.

The first job was to get sweeping.

Then we needed to paint the floor and walls.

Which took a while, and caused a lot fumes.

Once painted, Martin kindly fitted the benches…

…and we added some shelving, etc.

Once the tables and furniture were in, we signed the articles of association and we became a not-for-profit cooperative organisation.

and on Saturday 22nd August 2015, we opened the doors for the first open day.

…with robotic drawing machines…

…and lovely lemon buns!

So now we have the space, we want to make a real difference to the local community. We urgently need paying members to help us meet our costs and keep this ship afloat. If you want to join, sign up for an account on here and we will talk to you about how to go about it.

If you are wondering about the name have a look here: