Joe Grand

Founder Grand Idea Studio, Inc.

Joe Grand is a computer engineer, hardware hacker, and the founder of Grand Idea Studio ( He specializes in creating, exploring, manipulating, and teaching about electronic devices.

Formerly known as Kingpin, Joe was a technological juvenile delinquent and member of the legendary hacker group L0pht Heavy Industries, where he participated in the infamous 1998 testimony before the United States Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. He was also a co-host of Discovery Channel’s Prototype This, an engineering entertainment program that followed the real-life design process of a unique prototype every episode.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Boston University and a Doctorate of Science in Technology (Honorary) degree from the University of Advancing Technology.

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