Rotary magazine

So I've been trying to build again. I had an entirely different project in mind but I noticed that the teeth of gears fit into the grooves of rods. I was experimenting with it quick to see if a gear would make a decent pin lock (it doesn't). I kept toying with it until I went off on this entirely random tangent without planning on it, hence the mismatched colors for the one slot connectors.  Anyway, this is a rotary magazine. Similar to a drum magazine, it's just a magazine in cylindrical form factor rather than a linear form factor. I'm not sure if anyone was able to successfully make one before. This version in particular stores 12 usable blue rods and one extra one that can't be fired. It has a ball joint connector to act as a paddle to help ensure the rods continue feeding without skipping teeth. I don't have many dark grey connectors but otherwise I'd scale this up using red rods and then store yellow rods. It'd be more useful as it'd fit more nicely with a connector body. Currently to maximize ammo use, I'm trying to fire directly from the magazine without feeding it further vertically. The problem is it's obviously an awkward fit. If you imagine a typical 5 layer gun, it'd fit in between layers 1-2 and 4-5 about halfway each. It's entirely doable, but just doesn't look too pretty.   It's nice in that it allows you to store a fair amount of ammo in a relatively compact amount of space, but it's otherwise not a practical storage solution as is. Aside from just trying to figure out how to attach it to a gun, figuring out how to reload it conveniently would be difficult. It -might- be more useful if it can be turned into a roofed, removable magazine. Then at least you can preload them first.  I hope someone can give a weapon that uses this a shot. Perhaps a bolt action for better performance. And again, I'd scale it up to store yellow rods so it's a little easier to use in a standard connector body.  Here's a quick video demonstration and a look inside it at the end:

Posted by TheDunkis 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Free Electronics Magazine

I want to share a free electronics magazine that is available as a downloadable PDF file or online. The name is Electronicsmaker. I hope is helpful!

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Kelseymh in Make Magazine!

Our own kelseymh has an article in the latest issue of Make (On Newsstands March 10). The below link may or may not work as it's a 'share with a friend' thing:http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol17/?pg=38±=2&u1;=friend⊂_id=DQEflcHZ6NzQYHe has expanded on his modified crib instructable.Way to go kelseymh!

Posted by rachel 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Magazines that are like 'Instructables'?

Are there any magazines, besides maybe "ReadyMade" that are similar to 'instructables'?  Love the website, but I also like DIY type magazines, and 'ReadyMade' is the closest thing I can find.  Any ideas would be appreciated!  Thank you!

Posted by zowi420 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


K'NEX Magazine Comparisons - 5.56 NATO, STANAG Magazine

On thing that makes any K'NEX gun replica more accurate is the magazine. Trust me, if your magazine is to big or to small, it will make the whole gun look bad. As this is the case, I decided to "clear up" the small argument about the size of 5.56 NATO magazines, as some people are incorrect on the size of K'NEX magazine that they use. As you see in the pictures below, TD's magazine (yellow connecter - white rod - yellow connecter) is more accurate than the other type (white connecter - green rod - white connecter). The latter version (white connecter - green rod - white connecter) is quite a few centimeters too long, and is more accurate for some 7.62x51 replica K'NEX guns. The last pic is of my Dad's Bushmaster Carbon 15. -The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Any good magazines for Makers?

Aside from the blatantly obvious Make, of course, what intelligent magazines are available for DIYers and those otherwise interested in a wide array of intellectual pursuits?I've been looking at things like Nuts and Volts, Circuit Cellar, Pop Sci., and Smithsonian. Any other suggestions?

Asked by Coffeebot 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


magazines as etching paper for PCB's? Answered

I've read somewhere that you can use magazines for etching PCB's. now, that seems perfect (if it works) becouse of the reuse, its cheap, and it works :D but, 2 questions came to me: first, wouldnt the ink already in the magazines (text, pictures, etc) mess up the toner transfer? and how about the size of the paper? just cut it down to A4/A5 format using one of those big knive cutting tools? (don't know how theyr called in english :P )

Asked by godofal 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Why doesn't every page of a magazine have a number on it? Answered

This really is a random question, but I was just wondering. In most (if not all) magazines, the page will go like 45, 46, no number, 48, no number, no number, 51, etc. WHY?

Asked by Izokay 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Nerf- Clip vs Magazine

Why does Hasbro not understand the difference between a clip and a magazine? They are leading people astray by calling their magazines "clips" when obviously they aren't. 

Posted by jcgpopcorn23 3 years ago


how do i open a airsoft JG G36C Hi-Cap magazine?

Im trying to open the slot on the top of the magazone and I can't figure out how to open it. Please help

Asked by AirsoftPro11 7 years ago


Nerf Longshot Magazine Mod

Hello. i was opening my longshot magazine tooo see how it worked and to deside iff i shoud mod it or not. well i unscrewwwed the ..well... screws and then the pusher spring popped ouut and i dont want to open the mag all the way because i dont wanbt to break it. does anyboody know how to openitt without breaking it? please respond because i dont want to only have 1 mag cartuner55 ps sorry for any mispellings i am typing this on my Wii

Posted by Cartuner55 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Instructables-esque magazine?

Hi, I'm looking to buy a magazine for my school fundraiser and I was wondering if anybody could recommend a magazine that is similar to instrucables. When I say that I mean a magazine of a bunch of cool do-it-yourself projects. Thanks!

Posted by TheBrain 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How to make a magazine cum newspaper holder?

I need to know how to make a magazine cum newspaper holder with paper

Asked by yadavnatasha 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can someone please build a removable magazine for yellow rods? Answered

I am building a sniper that shoots yellow rods, but i can't create a good enough magazine for it. Please HELP! i would like it to look like Ironman69's removable magazine if possible.

Asked by knexsniper1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Loading a Magazine

Hello. Here is a stupid question from a stupid newbie. Does anyone know where I can find step-by-step instructions on how to load bullets into a Tikka T3 rifle with a box-style .22-250 magazine, preferably with illustrations? It has been many years since I have used a rifle and I have never used a rifle with a magazine, always using single rounds. Thanks for the help!

Posted by AllanBoyce 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Wired Then and Now

When I visited MITERS last month, someone was giving away their entire collection of Wired Magazine. I happen to have a current issue in my bag, and it was fun to compare their relative sizes. It's interesting that I also happen to be wearing a Digg shirt in the picture...

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How do you put a booklet (to distribute information) or magazine together?

I want to distribute some information on a book like format, it won't be too big, but I would like to be able to put it together myself since I am aiming for that homemade feel. It will have pictures and the information will be written in short articles. What do you suggest?

Asked by yovy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Copyright

I was recently contacted by a magazine asking the copyright i have with instructables on a specific instructable. Am i able to have them publish the project? Do i need to do anything special like mention instructables? The default license on my account is as follows: Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature. Should i reset that to some other setting?

Posted by gumbytig 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Instructables in Japanese Advertising Magazine Kohkoku

Instructables, The Cart Bike, 5 Minute Chocolate Cake, The Inverted Bookshelf, and Survival Bracelet are all prominently featured in the April 2010 issue of Kohkoku, a Japanese advertising and lifestyle magazine.

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


MAKE Magazine DIYs vs.Instructable DIY's

I received a MAKE mag  and am curious  about their projects- Are they one up on our Insts? Can we publish in their Mag without repercusions from our published Instructables? Any one.

Posted by mistic 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Whats wrong with my mid-cap airsoft magazine? Answered

I have had some airsoft mid cap magazines and haven't used them in a while, and when i went to use them they wouldn't keep feeding to the top. Some would go in but after about 5 it would stick inside the mag, any help.

Asked by KnexFreak360 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What magazine can you recommend me? Answered

I looking for some magazine like is Make Magazine, so I looking for some suggestions.

Asked by dava_2 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables sighting - PC Magazine Nov 6, 2007

. Check out page 91 of the November 6, 2007 issue of PC Magazine - Instructables is listed in the "Top 100 Classic Sites."

Posted by NachoMahma 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


3d printer collection magazine - opinions?

I just saw a TV  advert for a 3d printer you build yourself from parts that come with a magazine. £6.99 an issue for 90 parts. http://3dprinter-collection.com/ Opinions?

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Magazines

I apologize in advance if this is spam. If it is I will remove it at once.OK so my school is having the annual "Magazine Sale" to raise money for our school. Now this year, a previous student, lit the ASB (Associated Student Body) shed on fire, so now the school has to sell even more magazines this year. The most a single person has ever sold is 40 magazines. I plan on beating that record. So if you are interested please forward me the reciept at alecgates25@gmail.com.EDIT: Whoops forgot the link gafundraising.comThe information to fill out is School: Ladera Ranch MSCity: Ladera RanchState: CaliforniaPostal Code 92694

Posted by alecgates15 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Esquire Magazine Gets E-inked

E-ink a technology that came out of Eric's lab at MIT a few years ago was having a hard time getting traction and finding a market. It's amazing tech, no doubt. It looks and feels just like paper. A reflective visual experience is actually much nicer on the eyes. You must have seen the Amazon Kindle at a border some time. But few hackers have $350 extra to spend on something to destroy. But rejoice all ye who tinker! Esquire Magazine's October issue has an E-ink cover. And it's available at the normal magazine price, but you'd better hurry there's only 99,999 left after The Dastardly Report got their hands on one and opened it up.-BG TO BORDERS!

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Almost DESIGNED for THIS GROUP !

MAKE 16 is out with the front page heading of: SPY TECH!Very cool....LINK to Makezine

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables in the press

Instructables is in the press again, this time as a recommended website in the UK's Simply Knitting magazine (Issue 39, Spring 2008).Prepare to be amazed, as the craft section of this American site, dubbed "the world's biggest show and tell", includes a host of wacky projects.If you've never tried shadow knitting or would like to knit a "baby space invader" hat ... the site gives you step-by-step instructions on how to do it....It's a good site to visit when you've run out of inspiration - there's sure to be something here that will get you whipping out your needles.Good crafty fun that'll amaze and inspire.From a British journalist, that's practically a request to have Eric's babies...

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Women who write: what would it take...

I'm researching starting an online magazine for smart, creative women. Like those of you on this site. I'd rather avoid writers experienced with magazines and girl-blogs because I'm sick of that generic "10 Things You ___" Cosmo style of writing. My question to Instructables women is: what sort of compensation would inspire you to write and/or photograph a blog post?  Notes on what kind of work I'd hope to publish: Insightful, funny, willing to be controversial, with the writer's unique voice, on topics such as work, family, home, DIY, cooking, unusual outdoorsy stuff, and what to do when your glue gun melts onto your grandmother's kitchen table. The more casual and personal the better, I want pieces that read like a note you dashed off to a friend. In other words, I want stuff that was fun for you to write, gives you a chance to show off your latest adventure/project/meal, and is equally fun to read. Tell me what kinda money you'd want to see! Or, email me an idea and we can get this party started right now with a deliciously huge $10-20 paid outta my own pocket for each piece. Best, Palmer

Posted by pdavis14 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Tiny Talents - Learning Bar Tricks in the New York Times Magazine

Tiny Talentsby Virgina HeffernanOn the Web's amazing how-to sites, I am studying bar tricks. I should be learning, once and for all, how to do CPR, but all I really want to know is how to mix a Singapore Sling, palm a card and tongue-knot the stem of a maraschino cherry.The best thing about how-to sites like Howcast, eHow, WonderHowTo, Instructables, SuTree, VideoJug and ExpertVillage -- huge collections of videos that offer instruction in Chinese dining etiquette and surviving zombie attacks, plating fettuccine Alfredo and linking spins in freestyle kayaking -- is that they revive a lost era of two-bit skills, when Cross pens whirled around thumbs, Zippos burst in and out of flames and someone was forever trying to show you how.More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


If you've never subscribed to Make, now's a good time.

I love to read Make, when I'm at the bookstore having coffee. I just can't generally justify $15 for an issue, but loved Make 21 and all the rapid prototyping stuff. I didn't quite breakdown and buy it, but I did tear out a subscription insert, 4 issues for $35. Fast forward a week and there's a link on the front page of BoingBoing, right now Feb 01,  5 issues for $30 bucks, and even better if you agree to auto renew you get an additional $5 off, Suh-weet!!!  5 issues for $25, had to get that as a B'day present for myself, too darn good a deal to pass up.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can someone help me with a knex gun magazine? Answered

I need a magazine of at least 10 shots that contains rubberbands, best will get a patch and subscription. Thank you.

Asked by knex gun builder freak 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Do you know how to make a magazine bag?

I want to make it like this: Click here!I'm not familiar with the materials the designer used to make it. If any of you have an idea on how to make a magazine bag, please relay the instructions.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Does anyone know a jamless red rod knex magazine for a repeater? Answered

Does anyone know a jamless red rod knex magazine for a repeater? Clip size doesn't matter, and it isn't neccesary to be removable. If it uses a pusher then don't post it in your answer.

Asked by TigerNod 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


are you looking to get rid of any broken air soft magazines?

Hey guys im looking for an airsoft mp5 magazine. if you have any spare or broken mp5 magazines and you want to get rid of it please send me a pm. or if you have any other magazines that are broken or unused please send me a pm. i am also looking for broken air soft guns it can be any condition except broken in half  other than that i will take them.

Asked by johnshepperd 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Esp drug

I was looking at a magazine and it said China developed a drug that gives you esp for a while. I was wandering if any of you guys heard of it.

Posted by Iwantbigboom 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


E Ink to be put on magazine cover

Esquire is going to be celebrating its 75th year with an E Ink cover, the same stuff that's in Amazon's Kindle. There will only be 100,000 copies made for its circulation of 720,000 so grab one if you see it. Magazines always cost two or three times their cover price to make, but this should be way beyond even that. Esquire had to get its own custom battery made and the E Ink can't be too cheap either.So what message is so important for all of this? A flashing message that says, "the 21st Century Begins Now." Link

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


botton loading knex rifle help

Hey there,I'm trying to build a rifle based on the KRISS sub-machine gunKRISSBut I'm having trouble building botto-loading magazine (hopper)Obviously, gravity will not do the job...I have tried adding a rubber band to pull the rounds (white rods) up, but it ends up making it quite difficult and time consuming to load since you need to try to pull the band back and then load. My magazine is based off of this designI have tried adding in a little bolt to pull back the elastic, but it is very difficult due to the small width of the magazine (I am very attached to using white rods)Can someone make any suggestions, or explain to me how their's work?Thanks

Posted by zalpha314 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Today a letter, tomorrow an article !

I recently got my Autumn issue of The 2600 magazine, and was reading through it while I was off.  When I got to the Letters section, I half-heartedly scanned the letters and signatures, looking for a particular letter (but not really expecting to find it), and near the end of the section (beginning of the General Letters section) I found the emailed letter I had sent in (a suggestion concerning better handling of renewals).  I finally have been published in the 2600 !    When I have a little time, I may submit a small article next :-)Below is the issue's cover, and here is a link to their on line site...  

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Make:Project

Has anyone else checked out MAKE:Project?   It looks like a wiki version of Instructables.  Admittedly I'm not a huge fan of the wiki model, but I was wondering what others thoughts were on the site. Personally I'll stick here, but it will be interesting to see where the traffic goes in the future. Hmm, bet the K'nexers' would love the wiki part though.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Seattle Makers: Make:23 Party July 23rd

Release Party for Make:23 July 23rd, 6pm @ Ada's Technical Books, Seattle, WA MAKE_V23_thmb.jpg The newest issue of MAKE Magazine (Vol 23) features Seattle's 3ric Johanson on the cover with a new weapon in the war on malaria: the Photonic Fence from Intellectual Ventures. Informally, it's a laser-powered mosquito zapper. 3ric, who also opened Hackerbot Labs in Seattle, is excited to have a day-job working with lasers. Join 3ric, other members of the Intellectual Ventures' team, and me at a Make "new release" party at Ada's Technical Books in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood on Friday, July 23rd from 6pm to 10pm. 3ric will talk about how the mosquito zapper works and show video of it in action, a slo-motion high-def sequence which is pretty amazing by itself. We'll have copies of the new issue on hand at Ada's Technical Bookstore. Please help spread the word to Seattle makers who are welcome to bring a project to talk about. Details: What: Make: 23, Mosquito Blaster Release Party When: July 23rd, 6pm -- 10pm Where: Ada's Technical Books 713 Broadway East Seattle, WA 98102

Posted by frenzy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how do you make a magazine release for a pistol?

How do you make a magazine release for a pistol?

Asked by kevinray 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Useless Machine Featured in Make Magazine!

Volume 23 of Make Magazine is now out and it it features the Useless Machine: http://makezine.com/23/uselessmachine/

Posted by Frivolous Engineering 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Best/Worst Magazines

Please forgive me if this topic has already been discussed in the forums. With the holidays up and coming, it seemed like a potentially good time to look into getting some magazines for monthly reading material. That said, what are your favorite (and least favorite) magazines? --Purduecer

Posted by purduecer 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How do I make removable magazines for Knex Guns?

How?!

Posted by SnapFitPieces(: 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


whats a good knex gun with a magazine/clip? Answered

I been trying to find a knex gun bet I coudnt fing one with a mag

Asked by SpeedStrikerXLR 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bolt Action, Removable Magazine Slingshot Sniper rifle ( L96 )

Help me guys. Im planning on making a L96 sniper rifle, however the main features have never been on the same gun before. This features are slingshot, bolt action and magazine fed. The idea i had was you pull the rubberband back onto the trigger mech ( maybe something like on Jollex's Dash gun ) then use the bolt to push the bullet from the magazine ( preferably removable ) up in front of the trigger. This means that it would be a repeating slingshot with no friction from the magazine. The main problem would be the bullet staying in front of the trigger but im sure it could be solved. If anyone wants to collaborate your more than welcome :-) Bhuty

Posted by bhuty 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


help on improving a airsoft gun magazine

Hello guys it's me fidgety I really need help on this so here it goes... I have a m83 double eagle airsoft gun and really want to mod the clips to hold more bbs they normally hold around 30. if anyone can help please post it would be greatly appreciated. thankyou, fidgety

Posted by fidgety2 10 years ago


Make Magazine: Copyright infringement? Or just bad manners?

I just got my copy of Make magazine through the door, issue 11.I had a quick flick through, and I saw something remarkably familiar on page 141 - a spherical speaker array based on a pair of red Ikea salad bowls. Just like this Instructable, posted here over four months ago and a finalist in the laser-cutter contest. In fact, it's the same thing.Is there any mention of Instructables? Not a jot. I'm assuming that the author of the article, Michael F. Zbyyszynski, is our own mzed, but wouldn't it have been nice to mention that the make isn't a Make magazine original? That we had it first?I'm not getting at mzed here, I place the blame firmly on the editors of Make.But, without shelling out for eight back copies of Make, how many other articles in Make have been lifted directly from this site, without credit to the site?

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


What's Your Favorite Project in Make: Volume 27?

Make volume 27 just came out and it's all about robots! So, for those of you who have already rushed to the news stand or spent the night outside of the Barnes and Noble, I would like to know what your favorite projects are! If you built it post pictures of it. I would also like to congratulate Randofo for getting his wobbler robot into make magazine!       First person to post pictures of a project they built from the magazine gets a patch!

Posted by Robot Lover 7 years ago