Not only did this year's Maker Faire  offer lots of crafty-techie things to swoon over and purchase, some makers offered gifts of knowledge — like Syuzi Pakhchyan's upcoming book, Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting .
Her book and its crafts, including the Rock Star headphones in the gallery, make me want to whip out my sewing machine and put together these simple but clever geeky crafts for me and my friends.
Syuzi, whose résumé calls her a "roboticist" (how do I get that behind my name?!), represented at Maker Faire  last year, too, so I couldn't be more stoked to read her book and start sewing. It starts shipping in August, so preorder yours now!