Just recently find out about MAKE Magazine? I bet you're scrambling to find back-issues. Or stealing your friend's copies, and "conveniently" forgetting to return them.
Yeah, they're that cool of a read. LOTS of projects, full colour pages, little advertising, and that legendary O'Reilly Media geek "touch".
How about you replace that dog-eared collection of magazines you borrowed with a nice, fresh boxed set, featuring the first four issues of MAKE?
Granted, as far as magazines go, they are not cheap, but you are getting some spectacular quality. These are more like quarterly journals packed with quality reading. We've been a big fan of MAKE since the first issue, and fully recommend them to the do-it-yourselfer, or as an ideal gift to a geek acquaintance. Or if you're like us, you like to have two sets - one in the "library" (next to the porcelain reading chair), and another copy at the workbench where it's bound to get dirty during the build sessions.
We'll bet that after picking up the first set, you'll want to get a subscription, and the next collection!