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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 be … [ 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 ]

RFID Read/Write Module with USB Interface Released

Thursday, Feb 22nd, 2018

Grand Idea Studio’s RFID Read/Write Module, exclusively manufactured and distributed by Parallax, Inc., is available in a new version with a USB interface for direct connection to a host computer. The RFID Read/Write Module provides a low-cost solution to read and write passive RFID transponder tags from up to four … [ continue ]

Joe Grand Writes Foreword for Electronics for Kids

Monday, Jul 18th, 2016

Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio has contributed the foreword for Electronics for Kids: Play with Simple Circuits and Experiment with Electricity! Written by Øyvind Nydal Dahl and published by No Starch Press, the book demystifies electricity with a collection of engaging, hands-on projects. Joe’s foreword reminiscences about his … [ continue ]

Joe Grand Joins Crowd Supply Advisory Board

Thursday, Mar 17th, 2016

Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio has joined the Advisory Board for Crowd Supply, a curated crowdfunding platform for hardware and manufactured goods. Crowd Supply supplements the traditional crowdfunding process by providing strategy, marketing support, fulfillment, and direct sales of products selected for the site. Since November 2014, Joe … [ continue ]


The Hacker Next Door Podcast

Hardware Hacker Joe Grand

Hardware hacker extraordinaire Joe Grand on testifying before Congress as … [ continue ]

Advanced Assembly

Beat a Hacker by Thinking Like a Hacker

Joe Grand teaches engineers how hackers compromise embedded systems so … [ continue ]

Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry

It’s ALive!

Coming to you from AltiumLive 2019, this week’s podcast is … [ continue ]

Design007 Magazine

Joe Grand Brings a Hacker Outlook to PCB Design

From designing his own mischievous gadgets to testifying on Capitol … [ continue ]


DEF CON 27: Insecurity of Things

Supplyframe visits DEF CON to discuss hardware security with several … [ continue ]

Ars Technica

Badge life: The story behind DEFCON’s hackable crystal ...

Original DEFCON hackable badge creator Joe “Kingpin” Grand gives Ars … [ continue ]

NXP Semiconductors

Meet Joe Grand aka Kingpin, the Hacker Extraordinaire, at ...

Joe Grand created DEF CON 27’s official attendee badge with NXP’s Near-Field … [ continue ]

MacroFab Engineering Podcast

What You Are Designed To Do – A Joe Grand Manufacturing ...

On this episode, we talk with Joe Grand aka Kingpin … [ continue ]


The Hacker Next Door Podcast

Hardware Hacker Joe Grand

Advanced Assembly

Beat a Hacker by Thinking Like a ...

Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry

It’s ALive!