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by Lynbarn
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 20665

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<r>scologic said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> meltwater said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> …<br/> <br/> I"m still interested in the amount of duty the components do cost, is it 2.5% as mentioned?  I agree that it is backwards (and already signed the ePet), but hopefully not enough t...
by Lynbarn
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 20665

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>meltwater said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> …<br/> <br/> I"m still interested in the amount of duty the components do cost, is it 2.5% as mentioned?  I agree that it is backwards (and already signed the ePet), but hopefully not enough to kill the long term hope for the UK route (as perhaps just one o...
by Lynbarn
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 20665

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>roelfrenkema said: <br/> <br/> <br/> spurious said: <br/> <br/> <br/> But the R-Pi project is not about Greed, it's about giving!<br/> So please stop being negative and thank these guys for the fantastic work they are doing!<br/> <br/> <br/> But that’s the point this does taint that 'giving' imag...
by Lynbarn
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13612

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

Wow! Thanks Guys. This petition was only launched at 9 this morning, and it already has over 290 signatories - making it around the 540th most popular on the ePetitions site - out of over 10,000!

Keep writing to your MPs too!
by Lynbarn
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13612

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

I agree entirely, PiofCube,  I've just posted my letter too! - and not just an email - with a real stamp
by Lynbarn
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13612

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<r>Sylvain,<br/> <br/> You probably won't find the whole text - in hard copy, it runs to three printed volumes!<br/> <br/> I don't know the exact details of the components used to make a Raspberry Pi, but I have spoken to staff at HMRC and Business Link, and they confirm that finished items such as ...
by Lynbarn
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13612

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>Sylvain said: <br/> <br/> <br/> OK, you"re doing a petition : coooool …<br/> <br/> But, have you even searched what is the "law" Liz is speaking of ?<br/> <br/> Is it an U.K. rule, an E.U. rule ? What is its exact content ? What does it apply to ? Exact reference …<br/> <br/> Who can take you ser...
by Lynbarn
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13612

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>mebrew said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Would it not have been more positive for you to have included in your petition, the exact reverse.<br/> <br/> i.e. Items manufactured, complete, outside the UK to have attracted import duty. Thus making the benefit to UK manufacture greater.<br/> <br/> <br/> The fir...
by Lynbarn
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13612

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>Following the great news that Raspberry Pi manufacturing has started, the less good news that it is not being made in the UK, and Liz's explanation as to why this is, I have created an ePetition to the Government to encourage electronics manufacturing by changing the import duty rules. This may n...
by Lynbarn
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Creating Account In The Shop
Replies: 7
Views: 2071

Re: Creating Account In The Shop

<t>MattHawkinsUK said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yep it's a county in England. When you select UK there's a drop down list (State/Province) that lists all the other counties but "South Gloucestershire" is missing. Somerset and Gloucestershire are listed but no South Gloucestershire.<br/> <br/> I know it exi...
by Lynbarn
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 20665

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>BlueClogger said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Have you noticed how the forum member numbers have been going up in the last few days - a couple of hundred more today.  Don't think you need to worry about the level of interest...  Keep those production lines rolling!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I've taken the lib...
by Lynbarn
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3518
Views: 102723

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> I'm a 50-something year old IS Project Manager working in London for a  national charity, and living in Kent, the Garden of England. I started in basic (BASIC) programming with a Sinclair ZX81 in - er '81, later progressing to Spectrum and even a QL. I also dabbled in some of the o...
by Lynbarn
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi - Haiku
Replies: 9
Views: 2488

Re: Raspberry Pi - Haiku

<r>Inspired by this R-Pi poem, <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....d%E2%80%A6">http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....d%e2%80%a6</URL> it seemed to me that the purpose, dimunitive size, and power, of the Raspberry Pi could suitably inspire and be translated into haiku: short poems based on a tr...
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Board #10 finished
Replies: 10
Views: 2547

Re: Board #10 finished

Board #01 is now up to £3,300.  I think I'll wait for a production model!

regards,

Martyn

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