Charles Platt

Charles Platt

Charles Platt is the author of Make: Electronics, an introductory guide for all ages. He is completing a sequel, Make: More Electronics, and is the author of Volume One of the Encyclopedia of Electronic Components. Volumes Two and Three are in preparation. makershed.com/platt

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This light-duty floating shelf hangs mysteriously with no visible support. Read more »

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A multimeter is an indispensable tool for working with electronics, and can give you a better idea of what's going on inside your circuits. Read more »

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This tin foil instrument can control a 555 timer and add interesting audio effects based on the principle of capacitance. Read more »

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Red light won't confuse your circadian rhythm like bright whites do. Sleep easy with this dimmable red LED night light. Read more »

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Build a multifunction sound synthesizer using a surprisingly fun audio chip. Read more »

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Build a clever timer circuit that draws no current at all between cycles — zero power! Read more »

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Learn to shape sound waves with timer chips to create your own digital sampling system emulator. Read more »