Amateur Electronics Magazines

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Dawud Beale, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Dawud Beale

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    Hi everyone

    I was looking to get into amateur electronics to supplement my studies, and have got some equipment and booklets from maplins. One of the books says you can get magazines that contains various circuits and PCB's and things in them.

    I couldnt find any magazines so wondered if anyone knew of any in the UK available at Smiths or a highstreet store or available to buy via the web?
     
  2. tracecom

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    Nuts and Volts
    Circuit Cellar
    Elektor

    These are the three that I know about in the US. They are listed in order of complexity. Nuts and Volts is available on-line.
     
  3. Dawud Beale

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    OK thankyou I'll check them out to see if they are available in the UK
     
  4. MrChips

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  5. BSomer

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    Aother one would be Makezine. Although they are not strictly electronics.
     
  6. Mickster

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    Elektor is also sold in the UK.
     
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  8. Sparky49

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    Hi,

    I really recommend Everyday Practical Electronics, you can find them in the slightly bigger Smiths around the country. But you have to look hard for them - quite often the electronics/radio magazines are tucked under the shelves on the low level. :)

    Elektor is pretty cool - it even has a special article at the moment which covers electronics right from the start.

    I've got a subscription to Elektor - and although it's a bit pricey, it does have some really good deals and bargains on kits, books, DVDs, etc.

    Sparky
     
  9. studiot

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    There used to be many more electronics magazines - even Maplin themselves produced one for a while.

    Demand has fallen and prices risen.

    However you can still obtain older mags in charity shops and *bay, at reasonable prices.

    Here is a list of some dead and gone

    Electronics Today International (ETI)
    Electronics - The Maplin magazine
    Popular Mechanics (USA) yes mechanics
    Popular Electronics
    Audio Amateur (USA)
    Wireless World, Later Electronics and Wireless World and last Electronics World.
    Radio Constructor

    Libraries, especially college libraries used to hold sets of some of these, particular Wireless World.
     
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