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


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 9 years ago



realistic firing mechanisms.

Has anyone developed a detachable magazine with internal follower mated to a weapon which isolates the cocking and chambering of a round? i.e. the weapon is automatically chambered when the ram rod is cocked.

Posted by the rail man 5 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 4 years ago


Ripped off by Hearst Mazines(SCAM company)

I'm wondering if anyone here has ever subscribed to magazines such as Popular Magazines. Four months ago I subscribed through Hearst Magazines paid by credit card, thinking Popular Magazines is a pretty well recognised magazines. First two months I could put up with thinking there might be some error. Writing to the people in Hearst Magazine only resulted in auto-reply messages. Third month there was one reply with a case i.d.  At first I thought I was getting somewhere. Still, nothing happened. I wrote to them again showing some frustration, I asked whether I will be getting my first issue this November or next November. The reply was: "Thank you for contacting Popular Mechanics. We have extended your subscription so it will continue through the November 2011 issue. Thank you, Popular Mechanics Andrew   Customer's email address: aoandy@yahoo.com Case id: 12214311 " What does that mean? I have written to Consumer Protection. I doubt any action will come soon enough. But I am writing here as a warning to anyone and everyone to beware of this scamming organisation. If you feel the need to rid the world of such people, I encourage you to spread this message. Thank you all. We have received your subscription order. ORDER SUMMARY: Date: 2010-09-06 Term: 36 Issues Amount: $61.00 Ordered by: SF Lin Delivery Address:    S-F Lin     67Soi 57 Lardphrao Rd.    B********,*********** This is an auto-generated email, please do not reply. If any information is incorrect, or if you need to contact customer service for any reason, we ask that you wait at least one week for your order to be processed and your information to appear in our system. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of first issue. Popular Mechanics is a publication of Hearst Magazines Division, Hearst Communications, Inc. ©2010 Hearst Email Privacy • 300 W. 57th Street • New York, NY 10019 Customer Service | Privacy Policy | Give Popular Mechanics as a Gift | Other Magazine Subscriptions  

Posted by macmundi 7 years ago


Oooo, look what I came across today....

I was out and about today, going to local areas of interest, and we stopped at a little shop I hadn't been in for years. In amongst all the old tools, and bits of paraphernalia, were all these magazines (Popular Mechanics, Science and Mechanics, etc.) from the time of my youth. I was THRILLED, and so I started going through them. Well, I would have loved to have taken the whole box of them (about 50 or so) home with me, but at $3 a pop, I decided on just 2. The Popular Mechanics magazine from the year of my birth (not the month, this one was a Jan. issue). and the Science and Mechanics issue is from Aug. 1960. Neither is remarkable in any specific way (excepting the birth year one). At the same shop I also found an original copy of Gimbels Handy Book For Boys. © 1933I am thrilled at this find, not that it is terribly valuable as an investment, the cover - binding is not so good, but at $5, it has a treasure trove of info and tips, very similar to "The Boy Mechanic, yet different too.

Posted by Goodhart 9 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


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 4 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


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 10 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 2 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 3 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


Make Magazine Facebook Group

Hi,just wanted to left you know I started a Make Magazine Facebook group.https://hs.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6231461455ThanksJoe

Posted by joejoerowley 11 years ago


Instructables in Popular Science magazine

My Bungee Bazooka along with crreed's Grappling Hook Launcher were noticed by the folks at Popular Science magazine, and they published snippets about both projects in the March 2012 issue (page 66). Here they are at popsci.com. I thought this was awesome!

Posted by seamster 6 years ago


New Magazine

When I build a magazine for a gun I always ask my self, will there ever be a magazine that can be replacaple like on HALO 3 on the BR(Battle Rifle) when you reload you take out the ammo and replace a new stock for faster reloading? Has anybody made something like this and is this even possible? Thanks (Message me about anything like this)

Posted by rexdino5 9 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


Instructables and Squid Labs in Axis Magazine

The Japanese design magazine Axis did a profile of Squid Labs and its spin out companies in their April 2008 issue. Take a look, particularly at the gorgeous pictures of our workspace.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 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


Solution to Knex P90 magazine?

Here is what I believe the solution to a great, working P90 magazine. This magazine holds many grey and blue spacers. It also will shoot them, so its also the gun at the same time. It can launch the spacers up to 20FT using 1 rubberband. It hasn't been shot using two. But this magazine/ gun could be great used on a P90. So if anybody wants to build it and start working on a P90, have at it! I'd only like the credit for this concept, thats all. And if you successfully build the P90 I'll award you with a patch! Well anyways, tell me what you think!

Posted by DELETED_Blue Mullet 2 5 years ago


monstarous knex guns

Only for knex guns that are big bulky powerful and magazine or chain fed

Posted by sniper crazy 10 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 6 years ago


A paper craft magazine is newly published online

This magazine is newly published online. I hope you would like it. Although most of the text are Chinese, the pictures and the content are wonderful. It also introduces some Chinese paper model and craft artists with their works. The website is: www.108gifts.com.

Posted by sulstzx 9 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


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 6 years ago


First bolt action without gravity fed hopper?

I made this true bolt action that works like the real one . instead of using gravity to put the bullet in the chamber , mine uses a ramp . Another thing new about this is the magazine is easy to remove , just press the button behind the magazine , just like the AKs , and remove the magazine .

Posted by Katarukito 9 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


Removeable Magazine for dj radios Knex AR-4 Commando V-3

My removable magazine for dj radios AR-4 Commando V-3 Pros-holds 7 yellow rods compared to the usual 5-ammo doesn't fall out when you have it in your pocket or you for some reason shake it vigorouslyCons-none that I can see comment and say whether I should post

Posted by The_Lost_Carrot 9 years ago


Gas connections

Hey Guys.  I have a laser tag project that I am making. Now I want to put high pressure air recoil on it. With the HPA being in the magazine and the recoil being a blow back valve in the gun. The issue I have ATM is the connection between the gun and the magazine. I basically want it like a butane connection. I can't find anywhere that shows designs or standards for this though. Or anyone who sells these parts. Also I don't want to use a gas magazine as I have custom magazines and guns. Cheers. 

Posted by TrevorB42 2 years ago


Popsci winner *Updated*

When will/was he in the magazine?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 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


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 9 years ago


Mags v.s clips

Seriously, why does everybody call mags clips? Is it because of hasbro? A magazine is the object that holds all the bullets, a clip is some bullets clip'd together. Why is this so hard for some people?

Posted by rec0n 8 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


electronics knowledge magazine online www.circuitseed.com

Provider schmatics electronics circuit such microcontroler ,hobby electronics ,rs232 full duplex, etc if you want to experiment at home leaning by doing it you self see you as soon as posible on www.circuitseed.com[:D]

Posted by phruchya_2498 11 years ago


Nerf N-Strike CS magazine mode

To keep a long story short, here is the problem I'm trying solve:  I'm in the process of moding  a Nerf N-Strike into  a coil gun.  My "ammo" for this are steel archery tips that measure 8mm in diameter.  Since I'm overseas right now and have to order the gun online, while I wait for it to show up, I'd like some input as to how I might increase the magazine's spring strength while narrowing the inside width of the magazine to accomodate the diameter of the of new round.  In the past I've tried small pieces of foam board and plexiglass, but that has a tendancy to get messy and cause too much friction.  I'm sure once I have the gun to look at and play with some "great idea" will come to me, but until them I'm stuck imagining.  Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by TM7677 8 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 9 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


R5, Bolt Action Carbine

Hey guys! After the "rebuff" I received from ZakS and FlyingFish10 (and more kind comments from TheDunkis and Raz1r Knex Bull3t) about how my K'NEX Gun: Declaration (R2) looked just like a ZKAR (to which I disagreed), I decided to rebuild and heavily edit my K'NEX gun Declaration (R2), changing the body and mechanisms so heavily that the comparison between it and the ZKAR would be virtually non-existent. After about three days of hard work, I have finally come up with this gun, the R5. With a brand new trigger mechanism and bullet transfer system, this gun is ENTIRELY different from any other bolt action gun you will find. While the bolt itself is heavily similar to the ZKAR / Zaktangle, almost everything else is entirely unrecognizable (except the magazine, that's a pretty standard yellow rod magazine). Features: Brand new trigger mechanism Brand new bullet transfer system Heavily edited (and improved) pin guide setup Comfortable stock Very reliable New magazine setup, with magazine breach Comfortable grip Flip-up back sight Great range: 50 - 70 ft. Preloadable magazine Internal magazine pusher 12 rd. magazine (could be increased) This version is by no means finished, but when I do finish it, I'll be sure to post a full set of instructions. Check out the image notes for more info. Tell me what you guys think I should change or add to this gun. I'd love to hear your comments. Quick Tip: When you have a magazine that is full of rounds try and make the last round different in some way, so that when you shoot the gun you know when the magazine is empty. This will prevent you from shooting the magazine pusher, and make it so that you don't have to keep track of how many rounds you've shot. -The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 4 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


Recognition ! I will be published !

I have been published !   Well, the article will come out in the SPRING 2013  editiion of  "2600" magazine.   The aritcle will appear under the column:  Hacker Perspective.   BTW:  the picture is not what the new cover will look like....that is an older cover. The SPRING ediction of 2600 is out and in bookstores.  My article, should you choose to read material that will put you to sleep, is in the HACKER PERSPECTIVE section.   The magazine is Volume 30;  Issue nuber ONE.  (it comes out four times a year).  

Posted by Goodhart 5 years ago


SUSTAINABLE MAGAZINE NAPKIN RING

These napkin rings go well with the waffle coasters to create a set on the dining table. The colors of the magazines give it a bohemian charm. Finish the ring with lacquer for easy cleaning and durability.INSTRUCTIONS: www.projectfidgetyfingers.blogspot.comMeasure the length and the circumference of a toilet roll.Fold magazine sheets into quarters. Once cut into quarters, fold it into half and then 1/3 and ½ again. Measure the width of the strip and match it according too the circumference of the toilet roll. It should match, giving some allowance of the thickness of the strips. Work out the thickness of the napkin ring. We have measured out 1/3 of the toilet roll, including allowance for the thickness of the strip.Use glue stick to stick the strips onto the toilet roll for placement and ease of weaving. Weave and tuck loose ends into the square weaves.Finish with lacquer.

Posted by suzene 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


One of the most interesting guns you will see today.

For those of you who just stalk the forums here, I have a new instructable. The is a single shot but it has a magazine too, so when you run out of magazine ammo, you just load oodammo in the bullet lock! The bullet lock does not need rubber bands, nor does it interfere in anyway with the magazine fed shooting. And it has very strong hop up! Check it out: https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Gun-OodaHopUp/?comments=all#C0UK34KID1SQGJ6

Posted by CorgiCritter 3 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


Hi-Cap horizontal magazine concept

Here is a concept I came up with a while ago. Basically, it is just a mechanism that allows a normal grey connector mag (I.e. One that would be used vertically) to be used horizontally, and so solving the problem of the low capacity of traditional knex horizontal magazines. However it is not without issues. The model used in these pictures is rather large, and there is an issue where the pusher cannot push the last connector out fully. Anyway, I thought I'd just I'd post this so if anybody is interested, they can use this concept and/or improve it so all issues are fixed. Just make sure to give me credit pictures: 1) overview  2/3)  overview of the mechanism 4) the red rod blocks the rotating mechanism so that no ammo falls out when not in use. Pull it out to initiate feeding

Posted by I.E. 4 years ago


We've Done It

The Kinno-1, by Kinetic and Innovanna. Enjoy!

Posted by Kinetic 6 years ago


Optimum Magazine Capacity

I need to know how much rounds a mag needs to hold in a knex war.  I would like to make a decent semi auto assault rifle that is warworthy. (As in one that will have acceptable range in CQC and insane ROF) Your opinions are welcome.

Posted by TheFoofinator 7 years ago


Opinion (K'nex)

I need the public's opinion on something. Would you rather: 1. Cut up some white rods for a magazine so a gun looks better. 2. Save your pieces, which makes the gun look a bit silly without the magazine inserted. The gun in question is quite large, so it would also save valuable pieces on option 2.

Posted by Dutchj 9 years ago