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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 ]

Joe Grand to Guest Judge at West Point’s Projects Day

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Joe Grand will be participating as a guest judge in the United States Military Academy at West Point’s Projects Day for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) to be held on May 3, 2012. The purpose of the EECS Projects Day is for senior cadets to present the results of their year-long capstone projects. Joe, along with a panel of other judges, will assess the projects and assist in determining prizes. [ continue ]

Joe Grand Joins MakerBot Advisory Board

Tuesday, Nov 8th, 2011

Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio has joined the Advisory Board for MakerBot Industries. MakerBot is a provider of open-source, consumer-grade 3D printers that allow users to print nearly anything they can imagine. Since November 2010, Joe has been assisting in the review of MakerBot’s electrical engineering designs and providing general guidance and recommendations for the product’s development and manufacturing processes. [ continue ]

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