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Switch Craft: Battery-Powered Crafts to Make and Sew Spiral-bound – October 28, 2008


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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft; Spi edition (October 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307395448
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307395443
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 9.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

ALISON LEWIS got her start as the creator and producer of SWITCH (iheartswitch.com), an online DIY blog that showcases technology as modern, crafty, fashionable, and fun. When Alison isn’t exploring New York City boutiques or coasting down a mountain on her snowboard, she teaches Fashion Technology at Parsons School of Design, is the Techno-Fashionista Guru for Verizon FiOS’s TV show MyHome2.0 (2pointhome.com), and produces interactive exhibits for science, history, and children’s museums at Art Guild, Inc.

FANG-YU LIN is a New York–based user-experience designer and information architect. As a new media artist, his artworks have been exhibited internationally.

More About the Author

Alison is a designer with a passion for fashion, beauty and the digital lifestyle. She holds a graduate degree from Parsons School of Design where she has taught fashion technology and fashion communication. As the electronic and media specialist at Art Guild Inc., she integrates movement, sound, and light into museum and exhibit design. In her spare time, when Alison isn't exploring New York City boutiques, she is the techno-fashionista guru for Verizon FiOS's television show MyHome2.0.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Erich Zainzinger on November 1, 2008
Format: Spiral-bound
Switch Craft is a book fully stuffed with the most amazing ideas when it comes to add a little e-textile magic to common objects. Nothing is save, skirts, bracelets, charms cushions and bags, gloves and hoodies, soft toys and even toys for dogs and cats.

Everything gets some magical e-textile dust sewn into it giving those objects a new facet.

The book is for people who like to make stuff but there is no need to be either very experienced in sewing nor in electronics. The simple to follow step-by-step instructions help to build the examples or tweak them for own ideas. It contains sections that explain the basics of sewing and electronic to make sure even very occasional crafters will have no problem to make bags, skirts, hoodies, gloves 'interactive'.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. R. Granados on February 6, 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
I bought Switchcraft for my cousin as a Christmas present. She's really into crafts and I saw this book and thought it would be the best gift for her. She loved it and what I saw from the book looked really interesting. She even made me a pair of gloves from the book, which allow me to use my iPhone while wearing them. I love the gloves and use them everyday. She's made a lot of projects out of the book and she says she really enjoys working with LEDs and EL wire.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Phoebe D. Baker on February 2, 2009
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Switch Craft is an amazing book with lots of step-by-step projects. Each project is rated in sewing difficulty and electronics difficulty. The electronics are carefully explained and range from easy to difficult. If you want to add light or sound to a pillow, skirt, quilt, etc. , this is the book for you!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Yard Girl on October 13, 2009
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I ordered this book because it had directions for constructing a laptop case that detects Wifi signals. It has many interesting patterns and the directions are very clear. Most of the patterns are not things I will ever make but it is fun to pull it out for inspiration sometimes. Unfortunately I will have to special order my materials as there don't seem to be any places I can easily buy them in my area.
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