Grand Idea Studio


Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s Joe Grand

Friday, Apr 1st, 2022

For many of us, hacking stemmed from a desire to have skills and access that others didn’t have, to explore where we shouldn’t belong, and to escape from social awkwardness. Punk and the genres that followed developed from the angst of youth and discontent with the status quo. [ continue ]

…And Hardware for All

Thursday, Dec 3rd, 2020

The democratization of hardware through the open source and do-it-yourself movements has led to a world where the creation of electronic projects is accessible to people of all skill levels. With dedication and a willingness to learn, explore, experiment, fail, and succeed, one can build just about anything that comes to mind. [ 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 ]

Right to Repair

Monday, Feb 11th, 2019

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 able to repair their devices. Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio has written an open letter in support of Right to Repair.  [ continue ]

Passion Before Fashion: Stories From a Life of Hacking

Saturday, Nov 10th, 2018

The hacker community has changed since Joe Grand first discovered it as a kid in 1982. Back then, tinkering with technology was a guarantee for ridicule and torment. Only those truly curious were connecting to computer systems, traversing the telephone network, and occasionally causing mischief. Today, hackers have largely become accepted into mainstream society and, at times, even influenced by corporate culture. [ continue ]



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