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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 ]

Hacking, Phreaking, & Juvenile Delinquency

Thursday, Apr 12th, 2018

In a time when tinkering with technology was a guarantee for ridicule and torment, a small group of curious explorers were connecting to computer systems, traversing the telephone network, and occasionally causing mischief. [ continue ]

PCB-RE: Tools & Techniques

Thursday, Dec 28th, 2017

Printed circuit board (PCB) reverse engineering (RE) is an art in its own right, despite the apparent simplicity of determining electrical connectivity between related components on a circuit board. [ continue ]

Press

Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry

It’s ALive!

Design007 Magazine

Joe Grand Brings a Hacker Outlook ...

Supplyframe

DEF CON 27: Insecurity of Things