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101 Ways to Brick Your Hardware

Friday, Aug 5th, 2016

Spend some time hacking hardware and you’ll eventually render a piece of equipment unusable. This presentation provides examples of common mistakes that can temporarily or permanently damage electronic systems and ways to recover, if possible. [ continue ]

…and Hardware for All

Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015

The proliferation of electronic modules, development tools, and do-it-yourself communities has led to a world where the creation of hardware 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 ]

Stories and Stuff

Thursday, Aug 9th, 2012

As hackers and makers, we are driven to explore, create, improve, learn, teach, and share. We do things that we love because we love to do them. [ continue ]

A Five-Year History of DEFCON’s Electronic Badges

Monday, Jun 27th, 2011

From 2006 to 2010, Joe Grand had the honor of designing the conference badge for DEFCON, the largest and oldest continuously running hacker and computer security convention in the world. The badges, which sparked a trend within the technology community, featured active electronics mounted on artistically designed printed circuit boards. [ continue ]

University of Advancing Technology Commencement Speech

Thursday, Apr 29th, 2010

On April 29, 2010, Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio received an honorary degree of Doctorate of Science in Technology from the University of Advancing Technology. Each year, the University awards an honorary degree to an individual whose life work emulates the kind of technology innovations found in their institutional mission. [ continue ]

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MacroFab Engineering Podcast

Joe Grand: The Origin Story

Atari 2600 Game By Game Podcast

SCSIcide/Ultra SCSIcide with Joe ...