Joe Grand's Best of Hardware, Wireless, and Game Console Hacking - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781597491136, 9780080509662

Joe Grand's Best of Hardware, Wireless, and Game Console Hacking

1st Edition

Authors: Joe Grand Frank Thornton Albert Yarusso Lee Barken Tom Owad Ryan Russell Bobby Kinstle Marcus Brown Job de Haas Deborah Kaplan
eBook ISBN: 9780080509662
Paperback ISBN: 9781597491136
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 18th August 2006
Page Count: 112
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The book introduces the principles of hardware design and describes the tools and techniques required to begin hacking. The DVD contains hack instructions for over 20 game consoles and hardware devices from Nintendo, Apple, Sony, Microsoft, Palm and more.

The presentation of these 20 projects on DVD media provides users with benefits and options not available on the printed page. All images are hi-res color that can be enlarged or printed, the text is easily searched, and the user can copy the contents to their hard disk and add comments directly into the PDF files. The DVD media also lends itself well to group projects (it includes a 10 user license). The 160-page book includes chapters on hacking tools and electrical engineering basics, along with chapters on the background, design and functionality of each hardware device.

Key Features

  • Packed full of high resolution colour images that reveal the smallest details of each step in a hack
  • Includes in depth coverage of the tools of the hacking trade and the basics of electrical engineering
  • DVD includes a "Using the Tools" video starring Joe "kingpin" Grand


Hardware hackers, homebrew gamers, and techies compelled to unscrew and then mess around with stuff.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Hardware Hacking Tools of the Warranty Voiding Trade Basics of Electrical Engineering Hardware Hacks Cuecat Case Modifications MacIntosh Home Theater PCs Atari 2600/7200 Atari 5200 PS2 Wireless/802.11b iPod Nokia Palm Device Memory Upgrades Hardware Hacking Technical Reference Operating Systems Overview Coding 101 Modern Game Consoles Xbox PS2 Handheld Game Platforms Nintendo Game Boy and GBA GP32 Retro and Classic Systems Nintendo NES Atari 2600 Atari 5200 SuperSystem Atari 7800 Antennas


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About the Author

Joe Grand

Affiliations and Expertise

President and CEO of Grand Idea Studio, CA, U.S.A.

Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton runs his own technology consulting firm, Blackthorn Systems, which specializes in information security and wireless networks. His specialties include wireless network architecture, design, and implementation, as well as network troubleshooting and optimization. An interest in amateur radio helped him bridge the gap between computers and wireless networks. Having learned at a young age which end of the soldering iron was hot, he has even been known to repair hardware on occasion.

In addition to his computer and wireless interests, Frank was a law enforcement officer for many years. As a detective and forensics expert he has investigated approximately one hundred homicides and thousands of other crime scenes. Combining both professional interests, he was a member of the workgroup that established ANSI Standard "ANSI/NIST-CSL 1-1993 Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint Information."

Affiliations and Expertise

Owner, Blackthorn Systems, New Hampshire, USA

Albert Yarusso

Affiliations and Expertise

Austin Systems, Texas, U.S.A.

Lee Barken

Affiliations and Expertise

co-director of the Strategic Technologies And Research (STAR) Center, San Diego State University, U.S.A.

Tom Owad

Affiliations and Expertise

Macintosh Consultant and Vice President of Keystone MacCentral

Ryan Russell

Affiliations and Expertise

Ryan Russell (aka Blue Boar) has worked in the IT field for over 16 years.

Bobby Kinstle

Marcus Brown

Job de Haas

Deborah Kaplan

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