Ok, I'm going to get a little geeky here. I have a deep dark side that wants to come out every once in awhile. That side is the geek in me.
A couple years ago I was introduced to a new magazine that was like a breath of fresh air to a drowning man. This new magazine, MAKE:
, fills a void left when Popular Electronics, Radio Electronics (later to become Electronics Now) and finally, 73 Magazine, folded and ceased production. It seemed like the newer generations weren't really interested in experimenting and making things themselves so those magazines that catered to that crowd, no longer had a big enough audience to stay afloat.
MAKE: is all of those magazines plus a little of Popular Science all rolled into one. It has it all! I guess if I had to try to sum it all up into one sentence, I would have to point people to the slogan found on their website:
"Void your warranty, violate a user agreement, fry a circuit, blow a fuse, poke an eye out. Make: The risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things... Welcome to Make: Online!"
Thanks to the good people over at Idea Propulsion Lab
for turning me on to this great resource.