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New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« on: March 16, 2017, 07:05:49 PM »
Never thought I'd be typing these words.

Don't know much except publishers in Gosford NSW.  First issue July 1.  Aimed at makers and hobbyists. Both electronic & print.

https://diyodemag.com/

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 07:52:07 PM »
That's interesting!

Just pre-ordered the 1st edition. We'll see if it's any good.
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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 08:03:07 PM »
Never thought I'd be typing these words.

Never thought I'd read those words...

I considered publishing an electronic mag before I started the blog, but it seemed like a dying platform.
 

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 08:06:34 PM »
Who is behind this?
Just subscribed to the print edition
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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 08:19:13 PM »
Who is behind this?
I didn't look. I blindly gave them my fiver.

https://diyodemag.com/terms has:
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The promoter is: B.E. DIYODE Pty Ltd (DIYODE Magazine) whose registered office is at Level 1-2, 156 Mann St, Gosford NSW 2250 Australia.
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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 08:24:51 PM »
From the whois data:

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 08:31:06 PM »
Yes I can confirm it is a Robert Bell.
Name does not ring a bell at all (no pun intended)
 

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 08:31:20 PM »
My initial searching led me to this community workshop in Canada https://www.diyode.com/ but doesn't seem related despite the similar name.

Limeworks in Gosford appears to be a communications or advertising agency http://www.limeworks.com.au/

Some geek & nerd culture at https://www.facebook.com/limeworks/

This is confirmed in this newspaper article http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac;jsessionid=8D5887D0D7E8B3538CA1FBF89CD45250?sy=afr&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=1month&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=brs&cls=34&clsPage=1&docID=NCH1304107A6ET7DOSOV

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 08:39:37 PM »
If you google the address you find a bunch of real estate agents in their building. Looks like a grab for some advertising cash and not much else.

We'll know soon enough.
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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 08:41:49 PM »
Limeworks is the same address as the magazine. So presumably this Robert Bell guy owns Limeworks and is a digital media guy. Likely a hobbyist with the skills to create a mag, so figured he could make and electronics magazine work. It does look incredibly slick, certainly done by a professional.
 

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 08:45:24 PM »
Big as to commit to 100 pages each month, risks stuffing it with fluff.
 

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 08:14:02 AM »
Hi Everyone,

[Dave and mods, please let me know if this post is not allowed].

Thanks for taking notice of our impending magazine!
Some of the assumptions and investigative work in this thread is correct.

Dave - you're basically spot on. I'm a hobbyist and have been since i was a kid. I used to write for magazines freelance too. These days I'm fortunate enough to own Limeworks which is a creative agency, and has the creative talent to create what we feel is a great looking magazine, from the quality content we want to put inside.

100-pages is a big ask, sure. But we'll be working hard to ensure the content is rich (i'm sure you'll all keep us honest if we fail to do so). Unlike our major competitor however, the content doesn't just come from our office. We're showcasing projects that the community has developed in a big way, and we're actively seeking submissions of projects to be featured. Yes; we're developing and will release some projects, but it's just as much about what everyone "out there" has built to solve their particular problem too.

Can Aus/NZ support another magazine? There's only one way for us to answer that question!

I hope that provides some clarity, please ask if you wanted to ask something specific.

A huge thank you to those of you who have already supported us too!

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2017, 08:19:56 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

Throw a link in your profile signature so we've got something to hunt out for contacting you, maybe to submit content or advertising.
Good luck with your new mag.
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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2017, 08:24:25 AM »
[Dave and mods, please let me know if this post is not allowed].
Allowed and encouraged! Dave's good like that. Thanks for calling past!

I hope that provides some clarity
Yep. And it's great to hear.

A huge thank you to those of you who have already supported us too!
The price is right, but I wasn't keen to subscribe to a whole year without some sense of what the mag was going to be like.
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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2017, 08:43:13 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

Throw a link in your profile signature so we've got something to hunt out for contacting you, maybe to submit content or advertising.
Good luck with your new mag.

Thanks Tautech - didn't want to just jump on and start dropping our links around, but have added now. Thanks!
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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2017, 08:50:06 AM »
[Dave and mods, please let me know if this post is not allowed].
Allowed and encouraged! Dave's good like that. Thanks for calling past!

I hope that provides some clarity
Yep. And it's great to hear.

A huge thank you to those of you who have already supported us too!
The price is right, but I wasn't keen to subscribe to a whole year without some sense of what the mag was going to be like.

Thanks Aaron.

Of course mate - we'll be releasing more sneak-preview type content closer to launch.

We also offer a "love it or we'll refund your subscription" guarantee (if you don't love the first issue, we'll refund your whole subscription price). It's not lost on me that all pre-sales are based on trust that we'll do a good job, so we're happy to back our own work with a guarantee.

Thanks again for the support!
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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2017, 09:07:55 AM »
In for a penny, in for a pound.
Just subscribed for year one...

I canned my sub to your "major competitor" a couple of months back and have been sort of missing having some reading material sitting on the coffee table.

Looking forward to it.
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2017, 09:09:10 AM »
In for a penny, in for a pound.
Just subscribed for year one...

I canned my sub to your "major competitor" a couple of months back and have been sort of missing having some reading material sitting on the coffee table.

Looking forward to it.

Thanks for your support Mr.B!

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2017, 09:27:31 AM »
100-pages is a big ask, sure. But we'll be working hard to ensure the content is rich (i'm sure you'll all keep us honest if we fail to do so). Unlike our major competitor however, the content doesn't just come from our office. We're showcasing projects that the community has developed in a big way, and we're actively seeking submissions of projects to be featured. Yes; we're developing and will release some projects, but it's just as much about what everyone "out there" has built to solve their particular problem too.

Thanks for joining.
I highlighted what I think the key thing is, content.
You simply can't create all that yourself, nor should you try.
The great thing about the magazines of the past was that it was a way to make a name for yourself in the industry. Something you could be proud to put in your resume, and to any employer with any clue, that speaks volumes.
Sure the Interwebs and the ease of having your own Blog or Youtube channel has changed that somewhat, and putting your blog link on your Resume is great. But the key part about magazines (and you could include reputable industry websites I guess) has not changed, in that a magazine has that credibility factor. Your project was vetted and selected for publication, and that's still a big deal.
As such I think DIYODE should focus on selecting and publishing only the best quality projects and articles, make it the industry standard reputable place to get your projects published.

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Can Aus/NZ support another magazine? There's only one way for us to answer that question!

Whilst I love nostalgia, my advice is to completely drop any and all reference to Australia and New Zealand, and make DIYODE a worldwide publication. Most people will go the digital version anyway, but keep up the print as it adds a tangible credibility.
If you limit content from Australia/NZ, then you miss out on >90% of the world's content producers.
 

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2017, 09:30:13 AM »
Have a segment featuring people's lab's and workbenches!
"Workbench of the month"
 

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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2017, 09:38:43 AM »
Have a segment featuring people's lab's and workbenches!
"Workbench of the month"

Maybe start with Dave's - his bench is stacked with stuff(really good stuff in fact) that keeps appearing in dumpsters.
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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2017, 09:40:48 AM »
100-pages is a big ask, sure. But we'll be working hard to ensure the content is rich (i'm sure you'll all keep us honest if we fail to do so). Unlike our major competitor however, the content doesn't just come from our office. We're showcasing projects that the community has developed in a big way, and we're actively seeking submissions of projects to be featured. Yes; we're developing and will release some projects, but it's just as much about what everyone "out there" has built to solve their particular problem too.

Thanks for joining.
I highlighted what I think the key thing is, content.
You simply can't create all that yourself, nor should you try.
The great thing about the magazines of the past was that it was a way to make a name for yourself in the industry. Something you could be proud to put in your resume, and to any employer with any clue, that speaks volumes.
Sure the Interwebs and the ease of having your own Blog or Youtube channel has changed that somewhat, and putting your blog link on your Resume is great. But the key part about magazines (and you could include reputable industry websites I guess) has not changed, in that a magazine has that credibility factor. Your project was vetted and selected for publication, and that's still a big deal.
As such I think DIYODE should focus on selecting and publishing only the best quality projects and articles, make it the industry standard reputable place to get your projects published.

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Can Aus/NZ support another magazine? There's only one way for us to answer that question!

Whilst I love nostalgia, my advice is to completely drop any and all reference to Australia and New Zealand, and make DIYODE a worldwide publication. Most people will go the digital version anyway, but keep up the print as it adds a tangible credibility.
If you limit content from Australia/NZ, then you miss out on >90% of the world's content producers.

Thanks Dave, i do agree that content is key.

The only reason we have stressed Aus/NZ for now is that it's featuring local content, and to somewhat differentiate from the international magazines already available. We'll certainly be offering it to international subscribers (at least digitally), though have limited selections during prelaunch.

We don't want to feature projects that simply create something that's already commercially available at a low cost. We want to feature ideas that solve problems, provide unique solutions, or are just plain awesome.

We're fortunate that Jaycar will be making the print copies available in their stores once we launch, to help spread the word too, and for those who'd like to flick through and see what they're buying.

It's going to be a crazy, but exciting journey, and we can't wait!

And yes - we'll definitely be trying to feature workbenches etc., as it's all part of what we love about electronics!

Rob
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Re: New Aust / NZ electronics magazine coming out (Diyode)
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2017, 12:26:47 PM »
We're fortunate that Jaycar will be making the print copies available in their stores once we launch, to help spread the word too, and for those who'd like to flick through and see what they're buying.

IF you haven't yet, make sure you add on Altronics too... They stock more 'serious' gear in some ways than Jaycar do... I can't help but feel that Jaycar are moving away from hobbiests and more into consumer gadgets.
 

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« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2017, 12:28:17 PM »
Thanks for the input Chig.

Mate it's ultimately up to the retailer if they want to stock it.
But if they're willing to stock it, we'll be more than happy for it to be available at Altronics too!

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