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IORG_sm.jpgThere are a lot of super interesting and super-odd plans as well as fully assembled Sci-Fi type projects over on http://www.futurehorizons.net/”>Future Horizons. Before I click on through to the purchase side, has anyone ever ordered a set of plans from them, how were they?

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. RG_Services says:

    ok, why is this here?
    This should be in a section called: The other side

    1. Sarah says:

      Really, what are you talking about, KiwiClint?

  2. Noah says:

    Yeah, this is lame. Fringe science at best.
    Antigravity perpectual motion over unity generators
    don’t seem appropriate to Make. The plans for
    some of the more believable devices (static generators
    and hovercraft) seem way too expensive compare to free
    resources on the web. Plus it’s hard to have much confidence
    in an outfit that also sells plans for a “flux capacitor”
    for your time machine (do you also need a deLorean?)
    as well as machine that will cure all disease.
    I like the “ion phasor” that fires a special stream
    of electrically charged fluid — let me guess,
    water and salt? Plans are only $50 — a bargain to be sure.

    1. Sarah says:

      One thing is for certain, the plans on Future Horizons aren’t from a boy’s life magnizine and they aren’t lame. Those plans aren’t for building toys, but weapons you can use for your own porposes.

  3. sej@aol.com says:

    This outfit, or one much like it, has been around for ages. They used to sell their plans through ads in Boy’s Life.

    A school chum had the plans for their ray gun. As I recall, it’s essentially a bright light with a pistol grip.

    1. Sarah says:

      That outfit didn’t come from ads in Boy’s Life, but instead, from some other source besides Future Horizons.

  4. KiwiClint says:

    I bought the kit for the ion phasor and the fluid they talk about is actually air – a charged stream of ion particles through the air. You can point it at a doorknob and charge it up to around 20000volts DC with nearly no amps, gives a big crack and a shock but doesnt kill anybody.
    Can also charge a person as they walk away from you, soon as they touch something thats grounded….crack! and a big shock :-)

    http://www.amazing1.com is a similar site but with much more to choose from.

    1. Sarah says:

      KiwiClint, maybe the ion phasor is not intended to kill, or hurt anyone, maybe just for fun.

  5. ry says:

    i wonder if i should buy it, sounds like fun

    1. Sarah says:

      ry, you should buy everything on Future Horizons. But what are you trying to buy?

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