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Joe Grand Writes Foreword for Manual PCB-RE: The Essentials

Saturday, Aug 14th, 2021

Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio has contributed the foreword for Manual PCB-RE: The Essentials. Written by Keng Tiong Ng, the book follows the process of reverse engineering a real-world, complex printed circuit board from start to finish. Through the foreword, Joe provides encouragement to readers as they begin … [ continue ]

DEFCON 27 Badge Turned Into Social Distancing Reminder

Monday, Sep 14th, 2020

Grand Idea Studio has created a social distancing reminder using the DEFCON 27 Badge. In 2019, the badge was the official attendee badge for DEFCON, the world’s largest and oldest continuously running hacker conference. It served as a game for attendees to play during the event and interacted with … [ continue ]

Altium Stories Features Joe Grand

Thursday, Feb 6th, 2020

Altium Stories, created by global engineering software company Altium, is a YouTube series that highlights today’s innovators and designers. Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio is featured in an episode entitled “Confessions of a Hacker known as Kingpin,” which explores his relationship with hacking, technology, engineering, and … [ continue ]

In Support of Right to Repair

Monday, Feb 11th, 2019

Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio has written a public letter in support of Right to Repair. Right to Repair is a grassroots effort to fight against the closed, monopolized repair tactics of many modern technology vendors and to raise bipartisan awareness of the need for consumers to … [ continue ]

OpticSpy Module Available on Crowd Supply

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Grand Idea Studio’s OpticSpy module, a tool to explore optical data transmissions and covert channels, is now available on Crowd Supply. A full-service product development and crowdfunding platform for the most innovative new products, hardware, and artisan goods, Crowd Supply will handle distribution and sales of the module. [ continue ]

Press

Cool Tools

Joe Grand

In each episode of the Cool Tools Show, Kevin Kelly … [ continue ]

The BarCode Podcast

Kingpin with Joe Grand

Joe Grand aka Kingpin talks us through how he is … [ continue ]

Hackaday

Open Source Pizza Compass Will Show You The Way

In Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Jack Sparrow has an enchanted … [ continue ]

Malicious Life

'L0pht', Part 2 - The End

In the early days, the L0pht guys tinkered with what … [ continue ]

Malicious Life

The Story of 'L0pht', Part 1

L0pht Heavy Industries was one of the most influential hacker … [ continue ]

The Makers and Shakers Podcast

Joe Grand

Joe Grand aka Kingpin, founder of Grand Idea Studio, sits … [ continue ]

Altium OnTrack Insight

Meet Joe Grand

On hardware hacking, the beauty of engineering, and finding the … [ continue ]

Altium Stories

Confessions of a Hacker known as Kingpin

Explore Joe Grand’s life journey as a hardware hacker and … [ continue ]

Press

Cool Tools

Joe Grand

The BarCode Podcast

Kingpin with Joe Grand

Hackaday

Open Source Pizza Compass Will Show ...