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Bamboo in the UK

Does anyone know where I can buy bamboo in the UK (to use in projects)? Does anyone know where I can get some seedlings or something like that so that I can grow it? Also, I've heard it spreads a lot and I don't particularly want it all over the garden, so does anyone know an effective way of keeping it under control (and can it be grown in pots to a sufficient thickness to make stuff out of)? Much appreciated, Jamiec53

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PRO in the UK?

Is there anyway of paying for Pro in GBP?

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Maker Faire UK

Advanced notice: Looks like a Maker Faire will be held at the Newcastle Science Fair on the 13/14th March 2010. Anyone thinking that far in advance, and wants to meet up post in here. We've already booked a hotel for the night.

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Maker Faire UK!

Maker Faire is crossing the pond and will be landing in the UK! It will be happening on March 14-15 during the Newcastle ScienceFest which runs from March 6-15. After three years Maker Faire is going international!No word on whether there's an open call for makers to go and demonstrate their own creations just yet. Maker Faire UK

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Chemical Suppliers (UK)

Does anyone know a good chemicals supplier in the United Kingdom?

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Importing prize to UK

I recently won the 123d design contest and I wanted to gain some experiences from other UK prize winners, did you have to pay import duty and VAT? I know you are warned you have to pay them and are meant to but I just wanted to know who has had to, the prize is large and expensive so i'm not sure it will get through customs un-noticed but if anyone has any experiences with importing prizes into the UK please share them. Thanks

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UK and Australia WOOHOO!

I would just like to say good job to instructables for including the UK and Australia in the recent Halloween contests!

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Woodcutting Service UK

Hi Anyone know of good woodcutting services (cnc router, laser or whatever) in the UK?

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If you are in the UK tonight...

If you can receive BBC2, turn it on at 9pm. See if you can spot the instructables member (and, no, it's not one of the Kite-tribe).

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3D Printing in the UK?? Answered

I was shocked by the postage prices for Ponoko ($80 minimum on a $7 part) is there anywhere in the UK that will let you print one off items with small minimum orders. Or any way I can get something printed and keep the cost under £20?

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Going to school in the UK

This is something that i really want to do but I have quite a few questions. 1.It is really pricey are there any scholarships that americans can apply for? 2.How hard would it be to obtain residency after graduating? 3. How long does your visa last? 4.I want to go for engineering (mechanical, chemical, electrical) not sure witch one yet. What are good schools for these? 5. What test would i have to take here we take the ACT or SAT and where could I take it? 6. I could still buy and consume beer even tough I am american once I go over there? The biggest issues are paying for it and getting accepted. The reasons i want to go is because i love the UK. They have good food and there public transportation is GREAT. Americas sucks. Stuff is just better there.

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Any americans coming to the UK.

You better visit this website beforehand.Joe

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Can you enter from the uk?

 will you still recieve the prizes delivered?

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UK Camping Meetup August 26th 2011

Just musing on a new idea for a UK meet, in, say July/August 2011, this time camping somewhere. No ideas where or what to do, apart from integrating some of the camping 'ibles and outdoor-sy ibles. Any interest in the concept ? Steve

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Where in the UK is a good place to buy wood for crafting/modelling?

All I can find are turning blanks or builders timber. Thanks!

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NO2ID

In the recent ID craze, there is both good and bad in allowing ourselves to be "ID'd". In the UK, some are doing something about it: NO2ID: say NO to ID's

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Speed Cameras

Personally, I'm on the fence on whether or not these are a good idea in the first place. Should people be speeding in the first place? If yes, why? Having a large speed differential with the rest of the traffic can be quite a dangerous situation.... Why am I on the fence? Because we, in addition to the UK, are already an endemic surveillance society (allong with Russia and China) CITE - it's sad :(]. I'm also anti rfid ID (including the new US passports :/)http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/27/angry-drivers-torching-traffic-cameras-in-england/Apparently, the Luddite tradition of machine breaking is alive and well in its country of origin. According to a report, a group calling itself MAD -- or Motorists Against Detection -- have taken to setting autonomous traffic cameras ablaze across the United Kingdom, and are detailing their exploits on a website (of course). The group's "PR" claims they have been active since 2000, and have destroyed over 1000 roadside cameras. Says the group's leader, Capt. Gatso, "The vigilante anti-speed camera group have announced a summer of MADness which will see them target for destruction all speed cameras in the UK. It's now going to be a period of zero tolerance against all speed cameras." The gang of disgruntled drivers also plans a day of action called "National Cover-Up Your Number Plates Day." Guy Fawkes would be proud.Here's a website for the torched camerasI'm interested to hear the opinion of those of you in the UK... Of course, in addition to everyone else.. Opinions on speed cameras?

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Is moving good idea ?

When i get older i might move to a different state or a new country My choices United kingdoms(probably in fulham) Australia (probably in Melbourne) Canada(toronto) Chicago (gold coast or Roscoe village) i currently live in uptown Chicago ok area but to much Bums and wannabe gangsters for my comfort and i want t move

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UK Steampunk Convivium at the Asylum

This weekend 11-13th Sept is the first all-UK Steampunk Convivium at the (former) Lunatic Asylum in Lincoln. I shall be there with some items that have found favour on Instructables, such as my steampunk goggles and flying helmet, but also loads of other makes that I never have time to do instructables for. The weekend is partially ticketed and partially public but we are all going to have the most brilliant fun. Any other Instructablers going?

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UK Instructables Store Now Open!

Because shipping across the pond totally sucks we opened up a Spreadshirt store in the UK as well. Shipping for UK members should be a lot cheaper now.So if you're on the other side of the Atlantic, check it out! UK Instructables store

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CAN ANYONE HELP WITH UK PAYPHONES

Can anyone help with either how to make or where to get the tools to open the coin box on uk payphones

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Need a good soldering station (in uk)

Hey guys, im looking for some recommendation for a good soldering station that is available in the uk and less than 60 pound, preferably a well known brand. thanks

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UK internship (no longer) available

Anyone interested in a northern UK based internship ? We are an engineering design company, with many areas of expertise in electronics, software and mechanical design and manufacture, and our current crop of interns are returning whence they came.   We have some amazing projects coming up at the moment which will eventually look great on anyone's CV.  This is an entry level position, for which we will pay expenses only, for a suitable applicant to gain access to our tools and knowledge. We aim to have fun along the way. Internship available for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months, starting Mid-September or later. Steve

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Instructables Show and Tell in the UK!

I'm going to do it.I'm going to organise a Show and Tell event in the UK.Eric, the grand chap, has given me permission to use the Instructables' name to promote the event.It will be in the East of England, probably in Beccles, Suffolk.Google MapHowever, I cannot yet give an exact date, as we have just discovered that #2 son needs kidney surgery, and we will not find out the date of the op until late in April. The main reason I'm posting this thread is to cut down on the excuses I can make for not doing organising it.So, the good news is, it will happen, the bad news is, I don't know when.If you want to be involved, then join the group or email ideas / offers of help to the address in the second image.

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All UK Instructables Users - READ THIS

Ok, i know i posted a forum topic recently, but this needs to be sorted now, or not at all.Firstly go HERE and read the info i posted before.Then, below please comment with a simple yes or no. I would rather all the UK iblers comment saying 'No' than not at all.Thanks again, Jake

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VAT on prizes for UK contest winners

I know from the official rules that UK contest winners take responsibility for any VAT due on prizes, but was just wondering if any previous UK winners could let us know what normally happens? Do you end up paying VAT on the market value of the prize? I've sometimes seen the courier pay this on your behalf and charge you before they'll deliver it so maybe this will happen. For any non-UK members reading this, VAT is a sort of sales tax (currently 20%). If you'd won a UK-based contest it wouldn't be an issue as the purchaser would have paid it. If you buy something from abroad you have to pay VAT as it comes into the country. I've no idea about a prize. I recently won something in the Make it Real challenge, so if nobody can tell me then I'll be answering this myself when it arrives.

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Whats the cheapest place (In the UK) to buy LED's ? Answered

Hi Guys, I was wondering where the cheapest place (In the UK) would be to buy LED's. I need good quality wons that will fit in an xbox controller and some to fit in the xbox. It has to be in the UK because i dont like ordering from abroad. Sorry to be fussy. Thanks, PREDATOR

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Instructables is going to be at the UK Makers Faire!

Instructables will be showcasing at this years upcoming Makers Faire UK in Newcastle! We have lots of goodies to hand out, and will have some projects on show for people to enjoy. I will be joined by, SteveAstroUK LizzyAstro Jayefuu PKM Kiteman Kitewife Rainbow_Han Last years Makers Faire was a lot of fun, I very much recommend it. I am delighted that we will have our own instructables stall this year. We very much look forward to seeing you at the faire, and be sure to let us know if you are a fellow instructablian.  Jake - gmjhowe - Maker Faire UK 12-13 March 2011 The world-famous Maker Faire returns to the UK to headline Newcastle ScienceFest. Expect a weekend of cool robots, garden-shed inventions, knitted wonders, the occasional fireball and oodles of opportunities to make your own creations. Perfect for creative people of all ages! At Maker Faire, come and play with classic synthesizers, see live 3D printing, learn to solder, play musical Tesla coils, become a Guerrilla knitter, turn a beer can into a pinhole camera, use a Wii balance board to control a robot, make your own stop-motion movie and much more… This special event takes place simultaneously at Centre for Life and Discovery Museum with one Access-All-Areas ticket available. This ticket enables you to see all of Maker Faire plus Life’s planetarium, motion simulator ride and brand-new under 7’s gallery. Tickets are available on the day or in advance. Opening hours: Saturday: 10.00 to 17.00 Sunday: 11.00 to 17.00 Head over to the Maker Faire UK website for more information.

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Anyone from the UK. - near Bedford even better

Hi - just like it says - anyone around from the UK, I live in Bedford (not that that matters too much). I am looking to get in touch with some like minded folks to chat, swap ideas etc. I am on Facebook and always around sometime in the day. Cheers for now.

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In UK law, what exactly is counted as 'modifying the appearance of this airsoft gun'? Answered

In UK law, what exactly is counted as 'modifying the appearance of this airsoft gun'? Does it mean changing its colour? (it is currently a 2-tone no VCRA required airsoft gun) Would this be breaching this law: Creating a minigun out of PVC pipe, spray painting it, and slotting the airsoft gun into the bottom to make the model seem functionable, within the airsoft guns usual limits.

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what is the best uk based company to get pcb's manufactured for teh best cost?

I'm looking to get a small run of pcb's printed but i am unsure which company to go with. can anyone recommend a uk (or american based if shipping is reasonable) company that does small scale pcb manufacture

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please help me with my old uk phonebox modification

I have a old 1989 payphone bought at auction minus the keys I want to convert the old rotary tone dial to a pulse dial keypad and replace the coin slot to accept new coins and would like to do this without ruining the looks of the phone by having to drill out the locks and trying to find a lock of nearly the same style as they have been superseded by new better locks I purchased the coin slot and keypad from a bt approved company in the midlands but understandably both they and bt will not tell me how I can remove the coins once they are in the box incase I break into new boxes coin vaults even though the locks have changed and phone boxes these days are hardly used except for emergency calls.I am trying to put this phone into an oldie worldie village pub as a gimmick to draw in tourists to a dying pub/restaurant

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led throwies (need a large amount of 10mm diffused leds from the uk)

Hey guys i just baught 100 batteries from ebay and 20 or so magnets to make some throwies, but now i need a large amount of 10mm diffused leds (varying colours) anyone know where i can get them cheap?

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Important Info regarding Maker Faire UK, for all those whom might wish to go.

Hi all, Well since the original topic regarding the maker faire i have been trying to work a few things out. Ive been in contact with Graham from o'reilly. He seemed very happy that some of us wanted to get involved. And also commented on the instructables table at the maker faire austin. Now, me and hannah are seriously thinking about attending, and im asking you guys if you wish to do so also. Graham asked me to fill out a form (added as a picture here). So, these are the questions you need to answer. 1. Are you seriously thinking about attending the Faire? 2. Would you be prepared to bring some of your items/ projects to show off? 3. Would you like to be involved with the running of a 'instructables table' 4. If there are only a small amount of us (say 4-10) we could actually find a hotel for us all to stay in? Would people wish that, or just want to make there own arrangements? Obviously, the sooner we sort things out, the better, some of us will have to book holidays off work etc. So you need to make a commitment... even if the eventual answer is no, i need to know how many people are serious when they say they want to go. That is all... Jake

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contests: Are 'ibles originating in Republic of Ireland able to win in contests?

As UK entries are excepted into the contests does that mean that any entries from the Republic of Ireland are unable to win? Or are they included as we're part of the British Isles.

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Laser cutter

I was wondering where people in the UK get there laser cutting done? Every other instructable worth doing seems to be done on a laser cutter. so where might i be able to get some work done?

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Maker Faire UK on BBC

The BBC stopped by the Maker Faire UK that happened this last weekend in Newcastle. They were especially interested in the robotics. A fire-breathing horse, a walking and singing robot, iRobots, and battlebots. Nothing else about the rest of it, but the video's worth checking out.See also:Maker Faire UK in 3DLemonie's report

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laws regarding slingshots in the uk??

Ok so i have a barnett black widow slingshot and havent brought it out of the house yet,id like to go and knock some cans down in a field but is that legal? any help is appreciated

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Maker Faire UK in 3D!

Maker Faire UK went down this past weekend in Newcastle and here are the red and cyan 3D pics to prove it! So did anyone from here go? And do you have any regular pics to share? I tossed my last pair of 3D glasses away about 20 years ago. Link via Make blogUPDATE: Catch Lemonie's report here.

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Free vegetable seeds (UK)

Just an FYI for Brits who fancy stuff for free; you can get a pack of free seeds by signing up at http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/digin/ They're not super-exciting, but they're free, and there are some interesting recipes that use the vegetables. (You have to give your postal address to get the seeds, but not your email address.)

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Led light bulb uk

Hi , I wounded if any body would be able to help me out? I have been give a few led chip, all 10w 12v 900ma, have seen people make or replace lights in there house with 1-3w bulbs , but mostly there also in the us :(, and wounded if anyone could give me some light guided help   I live in the uk and would like to light my house on these if pos so if the first works ill have to make 9 more at least to change all my bulbs lol cheers and thanks :)

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UK Instructables Meet-Up

Ok, i was reading about some meet-ups in america. And the truth is, i felt left out. So, ive decided to try and orginise a meet up. I live slap bang in the center of the UK in a little town called chesterfield, just below sheffied. Which puts me in a good place, as many people can easily get to it. Im not sure what activities we could orginise, but its best to see who is interested first really. Thanks for reading, post your comments, and if we get enough people, i will message around to orginise dates etc.

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K'nex for sale, UK only

So i have some knex that i have for sale it is around 400-600 peices, from a few random sets, it is a mix between original knex, mini knex and that lego knex blocks thing i dont know how much it would go for so make an offer :)  UK ONLY I WILL POST TO UK!!! thanks -Zak PS pictures will be taken and put up when some one asks for them :)

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Amazon Kindle (UK) question

I am toying with the idea of getting an ebook reader, mainly for reading downloaded books such.  Apparently the Kindle can show ordinary PDF files quite successfully, and is quite a reasonable price. I have a question, though, that Amazon haven't answered clearly - what web sites can it access? The Kindle has wifi, and there's a version with (free) 3G connectivity for downloading books.  But, what websites will it access?  Could I visit any website at all (such as Gutenberg Press, or even Instructables), or is it restricted to visiting Amazon's own ebook store?  Would it be capable of accessing an email account?  I can't get a straight answer (although I suspect the answer is that access is restricted, since access to Wikipedia is presented as a specific feature). According to Amazon's 3G coverage map, There is a decent signal where I live, where I work, and where my parents live.  If I can visit whatever sites I like, the extra £40 for 3G would be worth it.  If I can only visit "approved" sites, then I would stick to the wifi version and load up books by USB.

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Arduino Workshop Nottingham UK

More information at www.nottinghack.org.uk Arduino-Sundae - An all day workshop from 11am 3rd October 2010 Station Street Nottingham. £40 - Includes Oomlout Arduino Budget Pack. An introduction to Arduino for beginners. Step by step introduction to working with the Arduino prototyping board and an introduction to microprocessors in general. In addition to on-screen step-by-step instruction, experienced hackers will be there to help you. Includes an Arduino Kit or bring your own for a discount. A day filled with Arduino using the www.oomlout.co.uk Budget Arduino Kit (included in the cost of the workshop or buy and bring your own for a discount).  Schedule for the day: 11:00 - Settle in get your kit open it up and have a play around meet others etc  11:30 - "Hello World" Arduino 101 basic Arduino introduction including setting up external LEDs, Motors and sensors etc  12:30 - Show n' Tell - Arduino-Projects-Show-Case a number of projects including - Drawbot, Arduino Tank, 3D Printer RepRap, Addressable lights and many more (bring one too if you like) will be available for inspiration, discussion and tuition.  13:30 Lunch (bring your own or pop to a local place we are very central)  1400 - Use the pool of parts to try your own project. Helpful and experienced hackers want to help you learn more and will circulate to answer your questions. At Nottinghack there are no stupid questions.  16:00 - Close (but your welcome to stay until 18:00 then we'll probably go for a coffee or beer). Have a think about what you'd like to learn. We have a few suggested projects to help people who aren't sure and there will be lots or electronic bits n' bobs to help you get stuck in. Make sure you bring your laptop and download the Arduino Open Source environment and install it before the workshop http://www.arduino.cc... The cost of the workshop is only £40 including the Oomlout Budget Pack for Arduino and a day of tuition and hands on help. If you already have an Arduino and the required equipment the cost is £20 only.

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Cheap screws in UK @ Screwfix

If anyone in the UK is contemplating a woodworking project that involves wood screws at the moment, you should pop on down to Screwfix. They currently have packs of 1800 screws for £7. Bargain? YES!

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free yachts/boats in the UK?

Hi, does anyone have any ideas about where to find a free boat in th UK? Most places Ive seen are in the USA, and Im not having much luck finding anything over here so far! Cheers, Ash

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Curved katana illegal in the UK? Answered

I am a bit confused about this, some websites say that all swords that are curved are illegal in the uk, but other sites say that if they are forged using "traditional methods" (ie. not mass produced) they are legal. is this correct?

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Floppy Disk Drives UK

Hi Guys, I am after some floppy drives here in the UK, if anyone can help me out that would be awesome, Perhaps you work in an IT department or know people who do. I need as many as I can get my hands one. thanks Chris

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K'nex War UK England

I was wandering if there would be any interest from you all in a K'nex war during this summer holiday, it would probably end up being around Birmingham in England. If there is much interest then we can arrange a date and location for it.

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