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

Question by jamiec53 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


PRO in the UK?

Is there anyway of paying for Pro in GBP?

Topic by ManicJack 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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.

Topic by steveastrouk 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Chemical Suppliers (UK)

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

Topic by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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

Topic by Maundy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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!

Topic by JamesRPatrick 7 years ago


Woodcutting Service UK

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

Topic by willbo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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).

Topic by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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.

Topic by TheDeadChemist 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Any americans coming to the UK.

You better visit this website beforehand.Joe

Topic by Joe Martin 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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

Topic by steveastrouk 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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!

Question by WastedOne 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can you enter from the uk?

 will you still recieve the prizes delivered?

Topic by wizzywoo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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

Topic by Goodhart 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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?

Topic by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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

Question by albylovesscience 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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?

Topic by greensteam 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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

Question by sharlston 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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

Topic by steveastrouk 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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.

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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.

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago


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.)

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 :)

Topic by Xxxdvxxx 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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.

Topic by gmjhowe 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 :)

Topic by knexdude152 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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.

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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.

Topic by ChickenGrylls 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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!

Topic by Jayefuu 9 years ago


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

Topic by ashflex 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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?

Question by Neovenetar 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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

Topic by n1cod3mus 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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.

Topic by Loosewire; SOE Operative 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


UK Fuel Price Petition

When I bought my Mini, I could not squeeze £20 into the tank.  Now a re-fill costs me £28-£30. There is a petition waiting to be signed by at least 100,000 people in an effort to lower fuel prices. It currently has 88,000+ signatures. I've signed and ask you to sign to get this subject debated in parliament and hopefully get fuel prices down, the prices won't come down unless we try, and try hard to get the debate going. Please sign it now at this link. News: since posting this topic, the number of signatures has risen by over a thousand. (Sorry, non-UK members, this is a UK-only petition, but if you know any Brits with a vested interest in fuel prices (ie, all of them), then please pass this on to them.)

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago


UK Laser Cutting and Etching

We're offering a 20% discount on our regular prices  to all UK Instructable Pro members who need laser cutting or etching of acrylics, leather or wood. For some examples of our recent work see. https://www.instructables.com/id/Jayefuus-Blog-Roundup-August/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Negative-Laser-Metal-Etching/ https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F1Y/55SO/GB3W26ZY/F1Y55SOGB3W26ZY.MEDIUM.jpg Our pricing is based on 50 GBP/hour machine time. Etching is considerably slower than cutting.... Contact me via PM for details and a quote. Steve

Topic by steveastrouk 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


US vs UK flour

Curious observation from my mother's recent 3 months in the USA, she says she is unable to bake well when she was in the USA. Now, given mum is a pretty amazing baker on this side of the pond,  I am wondering why that might happen ? I wondered if  its "American flour", as opposed to "UK flour" - the recipe, would be the same kind of things, memorised over the years, like a simple scone, fairycakes, pastry.  Her main complaint was that items didn't brown, even at the same oven temperatures as she uses here, and after repeated experiments with the same recipes.

Topic by steveastrouk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


Product Designers & Engineers UK

Hi everyone! I’ve got a project underway and I’m at the stage of looking for product designers and engineers based in the UK, preferably in the South East. I’ve posted in the “Wanted” section of the forums as this wouldn’t initially be paid, more of a collaboration to start, with the goal of turning it into a realistic product/business. Looking for people who have an understanding of (what I believe would be) advanced PCB design, setting up basic SoCs, with a view for mass production. If anyone has any advice on where to find people with these skills, or knows anyone who would be interested, any help would be greatly appreciated! Kind regards, Mike

Topic by Everlong 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


UK: Boycott Marks & Spencer's

Heads up -- Marks & Spencer's in the UK actually DYES their (perfectly good if past-due) food BLUE before tossing it out, intendending to deter or prevent urban recyclers and others who think waste is immoral, from scavenging their dumpsters. Reportedly they also slash the soles of shoes that get tossed so that they can't be reused. It makes NO difference to M&S, yet company policy is to ruin the goods. Imagine stomping on a bunch of bananas you couldn't sell at the end of the day, rather than giving them to a hungry person. If waste bothers you, consider thinking twice before having dealings with Mark's and Spencer's.

Topic by stasterisk 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Mobile Privacy Invasion (UK)

The Manchester Police force in England, has deployed two Smart cars, each equipped with a 12" pole, with a CCTV camera topping it off.Anyone seen driving while distracted - eating at the wheel, playing with the radio or applying make-up for instance - is filmed by the cameras.Later, a letter is sent to the owner of the car, in many cases along with a fine. Anyone caught using their mobile will be asked to pay £60 and have three points added to their licence. Fines could also be handed out to anyone who is thought to be driving without due care and attention, or similar offences.LINKBig Brother isn't just watching, he's following.

Topic by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Any IE/UK Friends?

Hey everybody! I've ventured outside of Maine and the USA, and I'm currently staying with my grandparents in Falcarragh, Co Donegal, Ireland. Does anyone else live around here? And the second week of August I'll be visiting more family Cambridge and Oxford. Who lives nearby?

Topic by rogers236 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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

Topic by msc 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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

Topic by Cew27 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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

Topic by gmjhowe 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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.

Topic by fred27 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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

Question by PREDATOR_UK 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is this legal? (UK electrical appliance question) Answered

Kitewife just bought a Christmas decoration, but when it came out of the bag, the connection was as shown in the image. The loose wire is already a safety concern, about which I shall be contacting the store, but I also I thought that appliances sold in the UK had to have a plug moulded onto the power lead? Since the decoration is lit with old-style filament bulbs instead of LEDs, I am wondering if she has been sold something that has been sitting in a warehouse since before the legislation changed?

Question by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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.

Topic by gmjhowe 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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.

Topic by darrenhall 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago