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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.
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 6 months ago by Blaise Bernier
Lots of examples and easy to read and understand. Very fun and interesting book for anyone wanting to learn about electronics but doesn't know where to start.Published 7 months ago by Anthony Barran
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK WITH MANY IDEAS RE CIRCUIT DESIGN AND LAYOUT WORK. THERE ARE MANY USEFUL DESIGNS THAT WILL ALSO WORK IN TODAYS ELECTRONIC CONCEPTSPublished 16 months ago by Barry Keen
An absolutely brilliant book! Essential information, entertaining, and cute sketches by the author. This book is full of exercises, so it can take some time to get through it,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bruno L