Media praise for Fashioning Technology
"Fashioning Technology gives neophyte DIYers the tools and skills they need to expand their tinkering capabilities, but it's also a lot of fun and very educational for people who've already got their feet wet. And for those of us who are competent with electronics but interested in expanding our crafting skills, the dual craft-tech projects are a great help."
-- , GeekDad
"Bored with knitting? Weary of felting? Fashioning Technology will pull you out of your craft rut, as author Syuzi Pakhchyan shows step-by-step how to incorporate a tech flair to your projects. Armed with LEDs, phosphorescent ink, and polymorph plastic, among other "smart materials," you'll be making fun and funky accessories and toys in no time. Projects range from "Rock Star Headphones" to a "Luminescent Tea Table," combining the trendy handmade movement with a hip aesthetic...Fashioning Technology contains large, colorful pictures and a plethora of uncluttered diagrams. Pakhchyan breaks down transistors, resistors, diodes and capacitors, all in clear, easy-to-follow language...These primers were so straightforward, even yours truly is confident about sewing circuits (and I haven't even figured out how to use a sewing machine). The project instructions are equally simple and anticipate questions in a way most craft books don't. "
-- , Popular Science
"Step away from the crocheting and felting a moment - consider a different type of crafting, one that you would include technology in your design. Syuzi Pakhchyan has done just that, she is a writer, blogger, robotics instructor and User Experience designer."
-- , DIY City Blogs
"Technically this book is well written and well laid out. The tutorials and project instructions are concise an informative. The information as presented can be understood by most people who know how to read and follow instructions."
-- , MyMac Magazine
"If you hanker after a softer implementation, and I don't mean programming, of hardware then this book is a lot of fun."
-- , I Programmer
"Syuzi Pakhchyan, who has written Fashioning Technology, a book about electronics for clothing, and whose Web site keeps track of wearable-computer fashions, says she thinks many hobbyists will be able to use Flora. Even those without technical or programming backgrounds, she says, could receive step-by-step help from other users in an online community."
-- , New York Times