Monthly Archives: July 2012

Recession – a time to realise opportunities!

We can make a dire economic situation a lot worse by negative thinking and actions. Instead, this Competition project points to enterprises and initiatives that can build a future of local, creative employment. These include design companies, new training courses … Continue reading

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Da Vinci Studio Schools

Congratulations to North hertfordshire College for setting up two vocational schools for late-teens in this area. Each is called a Da Vinci Studio School: Da Vinci Studio School for Science and Engineering in Stevenage here Da Vinci Studio School for … Continue reading

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Another building: North Hertfordshire Homes

Another building has popped up, this time by our co-tutor Richard of Hitchin Racing Circuit. It shows the shop-fronted building occupied by North Hertfordshire Homes at 43 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3BQ. You can look it up in 3D … Continue reading

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New poster and flyer for our SketchUp training

Please use this to attract entrants to the training sessions and the Competition! P.S. files updated on 23 July: poster (A4) – mini-poster (A5 x 2) – flyer (A6 x 4)

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Which buildings to model?

At the training sessions, we either sculpt a simple dwelling from scratch or work up a model of an actual building, depending on the wishes and experience if any of those taking part. These two buildings have been started: The … Continue reading

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BBC News Online article: “End of the road for paper maps?”

“End of the road for paper maps?” – a video with sound, 2 mins. 44 secs.: here      

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Next free training sessions

We have just heard that three sessions of SketchUp training are confirmed for Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at North Herts. College as follows: 18th July 1st August 22nd August Our tutor is Chris Jackson of Siegeworks and … Continue reading

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Learning and extending PC skills

Several people have asked us where to gain skill and increase confidence in using personal computers. We have recommended the Library for free starter training. There is also a dedicated service HCS in Letchworth that runs LearnDirect IT courses. here

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“3D Initiatives” Symposium on Friday 16 Nov. 2012, t.b.c.

We are exploring the idea of holding  a small, informal event in the finale of the 3D Competition: 3D Innovations, a Symposium of applied research in 3D technologies on Friday 16 Nov. 2012 at The Community Hub, 43 Station Road, … Continue reading

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This Competition on FaceBook and in North Herts. College’s news

This Competition now has a page on FaceBook, thanks to Chris Jackson: here The SketchUp ‘taster’ sessions also featured in North Herts. College’s news

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