Grand Idea Studio

Hardware Hacking Training


Grand Idea Studio’s Hands-On Hardware Hacking and Reverse Engineering training teaches techniques to explore, manipulate, and exploit electronic systems.

This comprehensive two-day course covers the hardware hacking process, proper use of tools for reverse engineering, circuit board analysis and modification, and common attack vectors. The course concludes with a final hardware hacking challenge in which students attempt to defeat the security mechanism of a custom circuit board. No prior electronics experience is required.

Additional one-day workshops are available that provide more detail into specific attack vectors.

Please visit the Events page for currently scheduled public classes. If you are interested in a private session for your organization, please contact us.



During the courses, the student will:

  • Understand the hardware hacking process and mindset
  • Learn the skills needed to successfully analyze, reverse engineer, modify, and attack electronic products
  • Apply real world techniques to defeat the security of a custom circuit board

Course Materials:

Students will use the following materials and equipment:

  • Hardware hacking tools, including a soldering iron, multimeter, logic analyzer, and device programmer
  • Grand Idea Studio’s custom training circuit board
  • Course lecture slides and hardware hacking/embedded security reference material

Students should bring their own laptop running Windows (within a virtual machine is OK, administrator access required) and containing a functional USB interface. The laptop will be used for online research and to control test equipment. Software and drivers will need to be installed.

Selected Reviews:

“Awesome! Course was an excellent mix of ground concepts, high level materials, and advanced concepts and attacks. Tons of hands on mixed with a fun and interesting lecture. Loved it.” – Anonymous

“Tremendous training. Joe definitely knows his stuff and put together an entertaining and challenging course.” – Anonymous

“Outstanding course. Joe was a great instructor and made the course very friendly, informative and enjoyable!” – Anonymous

“This was one of the best training classes I have ever been to. The instructor’s emphasis on design philosophies and systematic deconstruction provided me with a clear hacking flowchart.” – Anonymous


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