by Charles Platt
The “Make Electronics: Learning Through Discovery, 2nd Edition” is a helpful book for the beginners of electronics students. Make Electronics is written by the author Charles Platt. Charles is a Contributing Editor and regular columnist for Make magazine, where he has written about electronics. He was a Senior Writer for Wired magazine and has written numerous computer books. Make Electronics is awesome for anyone starting off in electronics. There is a good amount of experiments to better your understanding of the basics. The pictures of this book are bright and sharp. This is the second edition, and Charles described the things that have been improved from the first edition.
This book also has a lot of basic info for accommodating beginners, and a good brush-up course for more advanced people. It tells how to solder, identify resistors, install and use things like IC’s and LEDs without burning them out. Additionally, it tells the basic facts about electronic components, like what IC’s, LEDs, and capacitors are. There is information toward the end on how to program software for your own contraptions using Arduino, versatile and cheap software that is good for programming robots. In short, Make Electronics is a must-read book for all the electronics students.