Charles Platt

Charles Platt is a regular columnist and contributing editor for Make: magazine, where he covers electronics and tools. Platt worked as a senior writer for Wired magazine and has published several computer books. He has been attracted by electronics since he was 15 years old, when he built a telephone answering machine out of a tape recorder and military surplus relays. He resides in a remote location of Northern Arizona, where he has his own workshop where he fabricates prototypes and works on projects for Make: magazine.