Any americans coming to the UK.

You better visit this website beforehand.Joe

Posted by Joe Martin 10 years ago


Can you enter from the uk?

 will you still recieve the prizes delivered?

Posted by wizzywoo 8 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

Posted by steveastrouk 8 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

Posted by Goodhart 10 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.

Posted by steveastrouk 8 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?

Posted by trebuchet03 10 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

Posted by fungus amungus 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

Posted by msc 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

Posted by Cew27 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

Posted by fungus amungus 9 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

Posted by gmjhowe 9 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.

Posted by darrenhall 2 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?

Posted by greensteam 9 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.

Posted by fred27 6 years ago


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?

Posted by stupidityisanart 6 years 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

Posted by steveastrouk 7 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.

Posted by Kiteman 10 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.

Posted by gmjhowe 7 years ago


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?

Posted by Cew27 9 years ago


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

Posted by msc 10 years ago


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

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


Chemical Suppliers (UK)

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

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago


Women wanted to eat chocolate in UK

Women in the UK are wanted to eat chocolate for a year to test whether it reduces the risk of heart problemsKitewife? Oh, Kitewife?...you live in the UK, right?Edit:Oh, wait...I just read it again...you have to be postmenopausal and have type 2 diabetes...oh well...

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 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

Posted by fungus amungus 9 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

Posted by Maundy 5 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.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


How long does it take for the prize to arrive in UK?

Well? I just want to know, how long it it going to take?!?

Posted by Plasmana 10 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.)

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Instructables UK Weekend Meet up - Day One

Present at the UK Meet up were - SteveAstroUK LizzyAstro Jayefuu gmjhowe Rainbow_Han Kiteman Kitewife Roger-X No 2 Son PKM Lemonie Willywoozle Jonnybo111 Perryscope Various Projects Including -  BBQ which then fed everyone present! Laser Chessboard Laser cut chess pieces CNC Milled Chess Pieces Metal Lathe Practice Crochet CNC Emroidery Laser Cut Toast Stencils Please Find attached some sample pictures!

Posted by gmjhowe 8 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 :)

Posted by Xxxdvxxx 4 years ago


UK Goofy Golf National Championships....

Only A Game's Karen Given recently traveled to Hastings on the southern coast of England for the World Crazy Golf Championships to explore the sport of crazy golf, the U.K.'s version of mini-golf. Click here to see more pictures from the wacky tournament. You may download the podcast of the show from here.Link to the News Post "Only a Game"

Posted by Goodhart 10 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.

Posted by gmjhowe 10 years ago


Instructables authors in UK, Germany and thereabout

I'm looking to identify Instructables authors that live in the UK, Germany and the regions thereabout. I can name of a handful of you folks off the top of my head, but if you live in these areas, would you leave a comment here? Reason why: Our Instructables/Autodesk Public Relations and Brand Partnerships people are looking to unearth some great Instructables content from these regions. The goal is to connect with these authors and then tell their stories to regional media. (Kind of like this: http://www.7x7.com/culture/we-wanna-be-friends-eric-johnston-aka-batman).  You could leave a boring comment like "I live in Germany" . . . or you could do that and enlighten anyone that happens to stumble across this post by answering the always-interesting question: Why do you make things? Thanks in advance!! Sam, aka seamster

Posted by seamster 3 years ago


Newcastle Makers Faire 2011 (UK)

After last years Makers Faire, me and steveastrouk decided we had to make 'Instructables at the Makers Faire' a reality. Since then we have discussed it in detail with various people from our first UK Meet up. Jayefuu and I came up with the idea of selling an Instructables Card Game to help raise some money for activities at the Faire. So we now have some funding in place for making it a possibility. The Makers Faire takes place on the 12-13 March 2011 as part of the Newcastle Sciencefest. More details can be found at the Makers Faire UK Website. If you want to take part in the Makers Faire as a Maker be sure to register your interest before the 26th November. I have already registered our interest in an Official Instructables section. We already have a small group of people on board to help out with the Instructables section, but we would be more than happy to have more people on board. We would be looking specifically for anyone with a great project that we could have on show, or for people to interact with. Obviously you need to be up in newcastle for the 12-13th March. Register interest below, or contact myself, steveastrouk, or Jayefuu directly. I plan to post another topic closer the date letting you know we are going to be there, and what we are upto! Picture attached of us all at the UK Instructables Meet up

Posted by gmjhowe 8 years ago


Im going to Scream !

Ugh ! Ive suddenly become intrested in these zipit z2s http://www.zipitwireless.com/default.htmi mean at $50 (roughly £25) for me its great But ive looked all over and cant get it shipped to the uk Does anyone know ANYWHERE i can get one shipped to the united kingdom It would mean SOO much to me

Posted by stephenniall 9 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.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


UK Government Wants to Build a Database of Every Phone Call and Email

This just crossed my News ticker this morning: 10:20 AM on Tue May 20 2008By Adam Frucci The plans for the new database are currently being drafted up and may be proposed for inclusion in the draft Communications Bill later this year. While many of the types of politicians you'd expect are behind it, a number of others are, thankfully, vehemently against it. They're against it not because of the basic violation of citizens' privacy that would come from such an action, however. Instead, they point to the UK government's lousy track record with data security as a security threat great than whatever threats they'd be stopping by being able to look up those emails of you flirting with the girl you met at the office Christmas party. It's another really strong argument against giving governments overreaching powers to spy on their citizens.Hopefully, the people of England will get properly angry and vocal against this plan, keeping it from ever becoming a reality. The next step, after all, will be the thought police, and at that point it's really too late. {BBC via Boing Boing }Big Brother IS watching, everywhere......"If you wanted a sure sign that the Orwell-ization of Great Britain is underway, then look no further than this. Lollipop ladies, those kindly old women who man the main roads next to school, similar to the US crossing guard, have been issued with video cameras to record lollipop rage as school-side road rage is known.The cameras, which record traffic coming from both the front and the back, mounted on the lollipop lady's cap, and attached to an Archos portable DVR, have been developed by a British firm, Routesafe. Several local authorities have invested in the technology to counter the increasingly aggressive behavior on British roads."CCTV cameras everywhere

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


London 'Iblers meetup with Eric!

Eric Wilhelm is in London this week. We thought we'd capitalise (a ha ha) on this and, in fine British tradition, go to the pub.  All members are welcome- the destination is the Mug House, London Bridge on Friday 10th of January.  Kiteman and I will be at Liverpool St. station at around 7:00pm, or you can meet us at the pub.  Hope to see you there and put some faces to names!

Posted by PKM 4 years ago


Nottinghack, upcoming Hackerspace in the middle of the UK

After the recent Makers Faire, I added both Mitch Altman, and Jimmie Rodgers to my Twitter follow list, I noticed they had been doing rounds of various Hackerspaces in the UK. My first thought was 'Wow, I did not realise there were hackerspaces over here', I knew of Noisebridge over in San Francisco, and a few others. Both Mitch Altman, and our very own Rachel were both founding members of Noisebridge. It sounds like a cool place to be involved with. My second thought 'I had better google, and see if there are any near me!'. I googled, and eventually found one near to me, in Nottingham, called Nottinghack. It would seem Nottinghack is very new, and has only had one preliminary meeting so far. The first proper meet up is this Wednesday 24th March. I am hoping to go along! As the group is fairly young, I thought I should put a topic up, incase anyone nearby could also make it. From the Nottinghack website, What is Nottinghack? A Nottingham based group for hackers, makers and crafty creatives! What Hacking isn't! NOT to be confused with network hacking, identity theft and computer virus' spreading etc.... Nottinghack does not condone anything illegal... Hardware Hacking is a creative, educational hobby! Who is it for? You'll probably be interested in electronics, robotics, DIY, hardware hacking, photography, computing, reverse engineering, prototyping, film making, animation, building RC vehicles and other creative challenges and projects. You'll be looking for a group who can share tools, techniques and time... pool resources for bigger projects, get funding, discounts on kits and components and start classes... maybe rent a space for you to use! Where? Meeting at a Nottingham City Centre venue with WiFi and plenty of space... initial meetings for planning. Get in touch now and be one of the founders! Nottinghack's Meet-up page Nottinghack on Twitter

Posted by gmjhowe 8 years ago


The Kids Are Alright

Via The Sietch BlogIf I asked you if giving up your car and plane travel (permanently) was a sensible solution to global warming, most people of adult age (lets say 20+) would have a hard time doing that. However the next generation, the ones who are really going to be screwed by the ill effects of the global climate crisis see things a little differently."new generation of green teenagers are prepared to support radical measures to help the planet, says a new study.A survey of 16- to 19-year-olds by the Future Foundation found more than one in eight (13%) supported a ban on travelling by air for leisure purposes, while one in 10 say they would back a ban on cars if global warming continues to worsen.Almost 10% even say they would be prepared to take part in guerrilla activities carried out by environmental groups.Meanwhile others - primarily girls - are so eco-conscious they have developed a whole new strand of teen insecurity: "green angst", defined as anxiety about one's eco credentials. Others said environmental awareness even influences their choice of friends and partners.The report was conducted on behalf of the National Lottery to inform funding of environmental projects."It might sound like these kids have lost their minds, supporting guerrilla organizations?! But when you consider the kind of world they are going to inherit it makes perfect sense. If you knew that your parents generation was going to leave you a doomed world, you might be a little pissed. No one wants to grow up to inhabit a mad max movie.According to the study released today by The National Lottery (UK organization), half of 16-19 year olds (50 per cent) want plastic bags banned completely, 71 per cent think that unnecessary packaging on food should go, and 13% per cent want a ban on traveling by plane for leisure purposes. While a quarter (24 per cent) think there should be increases on the taxes and tolls affecting cars, one in ten is prepared to go even further and would support a complete ban on cars if global warming continues to get worse.Read more here.

Posted by TheNaib 10 years ago


Hack-A-Toy at Nottinghack in Nottingham UK

Nottinghack the Nottingham Hackspace are running a Hack-A-Toy workshop at the Navigation on Wilford Street Nottingham. Join Nottinghack at www.meetup.com/nottinghack Bring a poundshop toy some tools and bit n bobs and make a drag racers and dual (no rules) £2 in to share stuff and tools with other members! Hope to see you there.

Posted by ChickenGrylls 8 years ago


UK Makers Faire Newcastle, are you actually going?

So, both me and Hannah are actually going to the Makers Faire in Newcastle, we are staying in Durham, and catching the train into Newcastle for each of the days. The hotel is booked, and we both have the time off work, so were are going to be there for sure. My question is, who else can we expect to see there? Have you planned on going? It would be nice to meet up with anyone who is going, if only for a quick hello. I am hoping to have a version of my avatar on show so you can pick me out from the crowd. I also hope to have some Instructables flyer/hand out cards. Perhaps with my username link, as well as general info on the site itself. Yes I know other topics have been put up about the makers faire, but this is an ultimate final roll call to see exactly who is going.

Posted by gmjhowe 8 years ago


A huge new contest - Booooo!

There is a brilliant new contest - thousands of dollar's-worth of prizes, an outstanding opportunity to upgrade your whole Making capability.But only if you're American!Don't Craftsman sell tools to other countries?That's it - just a short rant.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Call to makers - Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Hi All, Thought this might be of interest to those of you in the UK... particularly those in the south east. Brighton Mini Maker Faire is approaching and the call for makers has gone out: http://www.makerfairebrighton.com/call-to-makers-2012/ If you're a maker and you're interested in doing your thing at Brighton Mini Maker Faire, you've got until June 20th to apply. Of course you don't have to be a maker to go... The event its self will be on September 8th @ the Corn Exchange in Brighton if you fancy popping along. Save the date! Look forward to seeing you there! Get in touch via: Email – info@makerfairebrighton.com Twitter – @MakerFaireBTN

Posted by LStacey 6 years ago


I have seen the Twelveth Doctor on this 50 year Aniversery of Who we know

My channel 113 at home, channel 264 at the pizza bar and many  other channels all over my town.  I presume channels all over the US and this world.  Celebrating this superb BBC English TV serial adventures of a Time Lord of Gallifrey and his Earthly Companions traveling in the sentient multidimensional Time and Relative Dimension In Space time-machine and spacecraft. On this wonderful  non-stop celebratory viewing of Doctor Who week end...... Alex

Posted by iceng 4 years ago


Posters offer good advice for creative minds

Inspirational posters typically show some natural wonder or athlete along with some inane puffery underneath it. You know the type. "TEAMWORK: Together we kick the losers down!" and other nonsense. So it's nice to see what art students do when they make posters to inspire the first-years. At University College Falmouth, each first-year gets a free poster designed by a graduate. Some are brilliant and some are just good for a brief giggle, but with dozens to look at something should grab you.Non-students can buy posters for five pounds each. poster listvia Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Space Balloon

UPDATE: TMSB was a success but has an EPIC story behind it! Take a look at all the pics and video at my blog: www.joshingtalk.com Hi everyone! First post on instructables and thought I would share with you guys my latest project. The aim? To send a weather balloon to near Space and film the journey from start to finish! It's been done before BUT I'm making a couple of unique modifications in order to make it a one of a kind project.... ....follow my blog and I'll update you throughout the process and the highs and lows....not long until launch now! http://www.joshingtalk.com Please subscribe or follow the blog as this will send you an email every time I make a new post. Thanks for looking and feel free to leave some comments or ask questions. :) Josh.

Posted by JoshingTalk 7 years ago


Instructables at the Maker Faire!

Here you go! We spent two days talking to hundreds, maybe thousands of people about the site. We were amazed at how many people had heard of us, and used it regularly, but never quite got round to joining. We were proud of the number of other Makers who were members of Instructables. We were pleasantly surprised by people presenting crafts they had learned from instructables, and were telling others about the site. We met the very nice people from Sugru.  We met the slightly manic folk from various Hackerspaces.  We met the dedicated folk from SciCast.  There were people knitting neurons, soldering badges, hacking the Kinect, battling robots, playing tennis on bicycles, controlling fire with sound, playing music with Tesla coils, building an electric Mini, chasing small children with wheelie bins, performing the thermite reaction in their bare hands, building a temporary home from "Sold" signs. Hannah wrote an Instructable. There were automata, robots, ancient computers, amazing materials, musicians, artists, crafters, and hackers. There was a giant cardboard spider, a self-balancing skateboard from this site, a water-cooled armchair, a fire-breathing dragon, 3d printers printing 3d printers, and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people all interested in Making Cool Stuff. Have a look at the photos - the image-notes are still buggy, so if there's one you don't understand, just ask. Oh, and the members we know we met were... Spartacus. Insomniac. XenonJohn (and his self-balancing skateboard!) Aidy22475. Sweavo. Oopstudios (I don't think I spelled that correctly) Spikeuk. Podling. JamJarcollective (I could have watched their ball-coasters all day...) Greensteam. We probably met more than that - if I missed you off the list, please let me know! The first of the videos...  

Posted by Kiteman 7 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!

Posted by JamesRPatrick 7 years ago


Woodcutting Service UK

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

Posted by willbo 5 years ago