The “Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery 2nd Edition” is a fantastic resource for learning about and teaching electronics basics. Charles Platt is the author of this classic book. The writing is detailed and interesting with background information to add interest, and the production of the book is fabulous. Each page looks great and looks of color. The author explains things in an easy to understand manner with plenty of diagrams and drawings to aid in the understanding. Charles Platt is the author of this book. This book is a great introduction to electronics. For us, it provides the right amount of hands-on circuit building work together with easy to understand explanations of why a circuit is being constructed in the way presented. The supporting diagrams are extremely helpful, providing a diagram showing a drawing of the components on the breadboard along with the corresponding schematic is a very good learning aid.
The provided “shopping lists” for components and supplies helps the reader get organized in their pursuit to acquire a basic knowledge of electronics. Acquiring real knowledge of electronics and circuit theory does require the reader to additional resources, as the author himself indicates. But we think this is the best book around for those seeking a basic working knowledge of electronics. If you want to get into tinkering with electronics for fun, or want to learn more about electronics via a “learn by doing” approach, this is definitely a good book. It starts out basic enough that you can probably start from the very ground level, with knowing almost nothing. Ultimate “Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery” is a great book for a beginner wishing to learn about basic electronics by experimenting first and learning why it works later.