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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Press

Altium OnTrack Insight

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Altium Stories

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The Hacker Next Door Podcast

Hardware Hacker Joe Grand