Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio will be hosting the Make It Challenge at the Freescale Technology Forum Americas 2011. This 36-hour design contest challenges participants to create a unique project based on Freescale’s Mechatronics Robot platform or Tower System modules.
Grand Idea Studio has joined into a partnership with product design and development firm, tool., Inc. Grand Idea Studio will enhance tool.’s offering of industrial design and mechanical engineering services by providing electronics design expertise on selected projects.
The RFID Read/Write Module is the third in a family of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products designed by Grand Idea Studio and exclusively licensed to Parallax, Inc. The module provides a low-cost solution to read and write passive RFID transponder tags, which can be password protected to allow only authorized access, using a simple communications interface. The RFID Read/Write Module can be used in a wide variety of hobbyist and commercial applications, including access control, user identification, inventory tracking, payment systems, and manufacturing automation.
Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio will be hosting the Tower Throwdown Design Challenge at the Freescale Technology Forum Americas 2010. The 36-hour event challenges participants to create unique, interesting, or otherwise curious projects using Freescale’s Tower System modules and MQX Software solutions.
Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio has been selected to receive a degree of Doctor of Technology (Hon) from the University of Advancing Technology. Each year, the University seeks to award an honorary doctorate to an individual whose life work emulates the kind of technology innovations found in their institutional mission. Joe has served as an adjunct professor and has spoken multiple times at the University and fully supports their progressive learning environment. Joe will accept his degree at the 2010 Commencement held on Thursday, April 29.