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Wuthering Bytes Festival 2015


Open Source Hardware Camp Tickets - Saturday 26th September
Open Source Hardware Camp Workshop Tickets - Sunday 27th September
Wuthering Bytes Festival Day - Friday 2nd October

Wuthering Bytes is a community technology festival in the heart of the scenic Pennines, housed in Hebden Bridge's fantastic Town Hall just a few minutes walk from the train station and a short distance from the metropolitan hubs of Leeds and Manchester. Now in its third year, the primary event is spread across three days:  a Festival Day on the 2nd of October and a two-day Open Source Hardware Camp in partnership with the Open Source Hardware User Group (OSHUG) which offers a day of talks and a day of workshops on the 26th and 27th of September respectively.

The Festival Day, as always, includes some fantastic talks covering everything from reading ancient scrolls with X-rays through to the history of local audio specialist Calrec. If you're interested in the publishing industry, radio-frequency engineering, or even the threats posed by the modern focus on data-first businesses, there'll be something to grab your attention, with our own tame technology journalist Gareth Halfacree as compére for the day.

For the annual OSHUG conference days, the Saturday will see another packed schedule of talks covering everything from the complexity of the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market and an amazing homebrew eight-byte computer through to our good friend Ben Gray talking about his pet peeve: "open-washing." This is followed on the Sunday by a raft of hands-on workshops, teaching attendees everything from how to build a digital microscope and get started with the popular ESP8266 wireless microcontroller through to soldering techniques and Arduino-based wearable electronics.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 per day. Direct links to book your place for the above days are included at the top of the page, while tickets for the additional days new to this year's event - including a Make, Do, and Mend Technology Fair on the 1st of October - can be found on the official website.