- 1924/1935 "MAC GYVER" BEFORE HOUR
- 1935/1945 A SUPERMARKET OF IDEAS
- 1945/1955 WORKING AT ANY COST
- 1955/1965 DEVELOP KNOW-HOW
- 1965/1975 AMENAGER AND DISTRIBUTED
- 1975/1985 OTHER TIMES, OTHER STANDARDS
- 1985/1995 TIME IS STEP BY STEP
- 1995/2005 THE SPIRIT NATURE
- 90 YEARS OF INNOVATIONS
"Mac Gyver" before the time, System D is a "supermarket of ideas" 90 years old this year! Behind him: a long life of passion, innovation, discovery and complicity with his readers. The sequel is written today with you! Time travel...
1924/1935 "MAC GYVER" BEFORE HOUR
Animate a fan with a rocking chair, make a knife in a tin can... From the origins, System D has an ambition: to improve the daily life of its readers with only the resources of the edge and a lot of imagination.
1935/1945 A SUPERMARKET OF IDEAS
Over the months, the magazine has become a medium of exchange, and the readers are the biggest contributors of content. It is to a resident of Strasbourg that we owe the electric razor shown on the cover and a Marseillais spear fishing underwater. At the time, the fish had not yet deserted the Gulf of Lion.
1945/1955 WORKING AT ANY COST
The war is over, you have to equip yourself and make up for the lack of everything with what you have on hand. It is an old bike that provided the elements, frame and pedal, to realize this ancestor of the drills on column. A table turned and a few pieces of string... and we improvise a playpen.
1955/1965 DEVELOP KNOW-HOW
And here we are again the circular saw. Adapted to a moped this time, a risky operation when you know that the engine of the machine is not disengaged! Less dangerous occupation: the laying of rubber slabs. A material that is starting to compete with the PVC that lands on the other side of the Atlantic.
1965/1975 AMENAGER AND DISTRIBUTED
Youth is heard; the "yé-ye" are there. But many of them can not afford the electric guitar of their dreams. Never mind: the magazine will allow them to martyrise the ears of their entourage at little cost. Fathers, they will always be able to take refuge on their roof to install a "heat trap", 40 years before the invasion of solar thermal panels.
1975/1985 OTHER TIMES, OTHER STANDARDS
Make an electrical installation with photo film boxes like junction boxes... Make your delta wing with junk scrap... Standards and safety rules did not rule our lives like today.
1985/1995 TIME IS STEP BY STEP
There are almost no "recovery" topics in System D, except perhaps when it comes to making a toy like this raft "Kon Tiki", made of old corks. Instead, we go into serious development work, with the advice of professionals ready to reveal their secrets.
1995/2005 THE SPIRIT NATURE
The marginal "green" phenomenon of the 1970s spread to all sectors of society at the turn of the century. Having "his" home is the dream of a majority of French people. And this house, the most fervent defenders of the environment would see it well built... in straw.
90 YEARS OF INNOVATIONS
1922 George Frost (USA) invents the car radio.
1935 The electric guitar is designed by Lloyd Loar (Gibson).
1946 ENIAC, a powerful programmable digital computer, weighs 30 t.
1950 The Lépine contest rewards the first motorhome.
1959 The first integrated circuit is patented by Texas Instruments.
1967 Color TV arrives in France.
1975 Arpanet takes his first steps. He will quickly take the name of the Internet.
1984 First repair of a satellite in space.
1986 Launch of the Nespresso pod. Success will come... 15 years later.
1992 "Merry Christmas" says the first SMS sent... by a PC.