There is precedent for this – for people wanting to tinker with technology in their spare time.
This is “Work”, an Illustrated Journal for “Mechanicks”.
It is from 1889 onwards.
They were pretty hardcore – make your own lathe, turn your lathe into a circular saw, learn to solder metals, make handsome furniture from wood from packing crates, make metal tools at home, learn sign-painting...
You can read the Work Magazine Reprint Project Blog at http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/