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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 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 ]


Altium Stories

Confessions of a Hacker known as Kingpin

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


Altium Stories

Confessions of a Hacker known as ...

The Hacker Next Door Podcast

Hardware Hacker Joe Grand

Advanced Assembly

Beat a Hacker by Thinking Like a ...