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Charles Platt became interested in computers when he acquired an Ohio Scientific C4P in 1979. After writing and selling software by mail order, he taught classes in BASIC programming, MS-DOS, and subsequently Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. He wrote five computer books during the 1980s.
He has also written science fiction novels such as The Silicon Man (published originally by Wired books) and Protektor (from Avon Books). He stopped writing science fiction when he started contributing to Wired magazine in 1993, and became one of its three senior writers a couple of years later.
Charles began contributing to Make magazine in its third issue and is currently a contributing editor. Make: Electronics is his first book for Make Books. Currently he is designing and building prototypes of medical equipment in his workshop in a northern Arizona wilderness area.
This book covers everything you need to start on electronic projects. It does a great job of bridging theoretical and practical applications. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Oliver DesCoteaux
Great book to learn electronics. I like the writer's approach.Published 3 months ago by PapaRazzzzee
Very good book! You won't be overwhelmed with theory or history lessons and you actually get to touch and do stuff right away. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Blaise Bernier