Charles Platt is an author, prototype designer and former
He is currently a contributing editor to Make magazine, which has published more than 50 of his articles. Six of his books are available from MakerMedia:
Make: Electronics, an introductory guide, now available in its second edition.
Newest book! Easy Electronics, a prequel to Make: Electronics which requires no tools and a very low amount of parts.
Fun for the whole family!
Make: More Electronics, a sequel that greatly extends the scope of the first book.
Encyclopedia of Electronic Components, volumes 1, 2, and 3 (the third written in collaboration with Fredrik Jansson).
Make: Tools, which uses the same teaching techniques as Make: Electronics to explore and explain the use of workshop tools.