I may have mentioned that I made it to the PHP Conference last week. O’Reilly had their own stand and were doing a healthy 30% discount on a selection of technical books. I was enchanted to see in the corner of the stand, copies of CRAFT – so I bought one!
Its a truly eclectic publication, I describe it as crafty tech rather than techie craft but the distinction does get blurry in places. Features include crochet robots, a wool-winder made from Technic Lego, homemade chain mail and a cat scratching creation made of cardboard layers. My personal favourite has to be the pattern for a top with programmable LEDs fitted … my university degree was in Electronic Engineering and I always loved LEDs so this is my idea of heaven. Not sure I quite fancy a top which lights up but there is definitely scope for something to come of this.
Craft/Tech fusion suggestions welcome!