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Joe Grand to Judge The Hackaday Prize

Monday, Apr 28th, 2014

Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio has been selected as a judge for the The Hackaday Prize. This design contest challenges hardware hackers to change their world by creating open, connected devices. Joe, along with a panel of other judges, will assess project submissions and determine the top entries. The Hackaday Prize boasts the richest and most compelling prize pool ever available to hardware hackers, including a trip to space for the grand prize winner. [ continue ]

DARPA Cyber Fast Track Contract Received

Tuesday, Jun 4th, 2013

Grand Idea Studio has received a commercial contract from DARPA’s Cyber Fast Track program, which is a groundbreaking effort designed to fund short term, revolutionary security projects. The funded contract, entitled Research and Analysis of PCB Deconstruction Techniques, aims to research, test, characterize, and document a variety of techniques useful in the deconstruction of a printed circuit board (PCB). [ continue ]

Design Patent Granted for Heat-Sealed Waste Disposal

Tuesday, Aug 14th, 2012

Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio along with Brenda Berg, John Fiegener, Tom Gernetzke, Bill Liteplo, Neil McDaid, Billy Vespa, and Sam Wald have been granted patent #D665,551 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent describes an ornamental design for a heat-sealing waste disposal unit. [ continue ]

Emic 2 Text-to-Speech Module Licensed to Parallax

Tuesday, Jul 3rd, 2012

Parallax, Inc. has become the exclusive licensee of Grand Idea Studio’s Emic 2 Text-to-Speech Module, a multi-language voice synthesizer that converts a stream of digital text into natural sounding speech output. Emic 2 is the highly anticipated follow-up to Grand Idea Studio’s original Emic module released in 2003. Parallax will handle all manufacturing, distribution, sales, and support of Emic 2. [ continue ]

Joe Grand to Host Freescale’s Make It Challenge

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio will be hosting the Make It Challenge at the Freescale Technology Forum Americas 2012. This design contest challenges participants to create and race an autonomous line-following vehicle using the Freescale Cup car chassis. [ continue ]



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