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Killer Pizza Robot

Wednesday, Jun 3rd, 2020

Designed in collaboration with Joe Grand’s 8-year-old son, the Killer Pizza Robot embodies all that is terrifying about killer pizza robots. It can eat and regurgitate paper strips while threatening invaders with multiple arms, piercing red eyes, and a stylish top hat. [ continue ]

When Hacking and Engineering Collide

Thursday, Oct 10th, 2019

Growing up behind the keyboard of an Atari 400, spending countless hours on bulletin board systems, and building electronic projects from magazine how-to columns, Joe was lucky to discover his passion early on. When other kids talked about what they wanted to be when they grew up, it was a firefighter, police officer, or astronaut. Joe wanted to be an engineer. [ continue ]

Hardware Hacking Training

Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 2019

Joe Grand’s hardware hacking training courses teach the concepts and techniques used to explore, manipulate, and exploit electronic systems. [ continue ]

JTAGulator®

Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 2019

On-chip debug (OCD) interfaces can provide chip-level control of a target device and are a primary vector used by engineers, researchers, and hackers to extract program code or data, modify memory contents, or affect device operation on-the-fly. Depending on the complexity of the target device, manually locating available OCD connections can be a difficult and time consuming task, sometimes requiring physical destruction or modification of the device. [ continue ]

Through the Eyes of a Hardware Hacker

Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 2019

Within the electronics lifecycle, there lie weaknesses that can be exploited by those looking to subvert, monitor, manipulate, or intentionally damage your product or service. While embedded security is finally a topic discussed by engineers, it is difficult to properly implement given our need to meet stringent development timeframes, budgetary constraints, and manufacturing requirements. [ continue ]

Press

Altium Stories

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The Hacker Next Door Podcast

Hardware Hacker Joe Grand

Advanced Assembly

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