Friday Hack Chat: Making And Breaking Hardware With Bunnie

bunnie03-01This Friday, February 10th, at 9am PST, will be graced with one of the greatest hardware creators in recent memory. [Bunnie Huang] will be talking about making and breaking hardware in the Hack Chat.

[Bunnie] is a nearly peerless hardware hacker. He literally wrote the book on hacking the XBox, developed the Chumby, and developed the Novena, an open source Laptop. He’s torn down the Form 2 3D printer, explored the iPhone’s hackability with [Edward Snowden], wrote the book you want to have on your carryon when flying into Hong Kong, and recently released The Hardware Hacker, a retelling of his adventures in hardware hacking. He’s now working on the Love to Code platform.

[Bunnie] is a bridge across worlds. There is no one else so deeply embedded in the world of electronics manufacturing that is also willing to tell the world about what he’s found. If you want to learn about electronics, the Bunnie Studios blog is a mandatory read.

For this week’s Hack Chat, [Bunnie] will be taking questions from the community. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to build a few thousand things, this is the guy to ask.

Having trouble figuring out when 09:00 PST is in your local time zone? Here’s a countdown timer!

Here’s How To Take Part:

Buttons to join the project and enter the Hack Chat
Buttons to join the project and enter the Hack Chat

Our Hack Chats are live community events on Hack Chat group messaging. Log into, visit that page, and look for the ‘Join this Project’ Button. Once you’re part of the project, the button will change to ‘Team Messaging’, which takes you directly to the Hack Chat.

You don’t have to wait until Friday; join whenever you want and you can see what the community is talking about.

Upcoming Hack Chats

These Hack Chats are a weekly thing, and we have a few more on the books. Next week, we’ll be covering RF design with [Jenny List], and later going over mechanical manufacturing with Fictiv. You can check out all the upcoming Hack Chats on this project.

5 thoughts on “Friday Hack Chat: Making And Breaking Hardware With Bunnie

  1. Bunnie Huang, YOU were a key part of the DEBACLE that Chumby turned into! (Arguably) the FIRST “Cloud” connected product that worked well, but was ABANDONED along with me and the many-many other users out there that still have a Chumby as a reminder of what NOT to buy; namely anything Cloud connected.

  2. I’d like to see him comment on the crap where anything that requires around .1 Bunnie worth of competence must be “state sponsored”. What a load. while I’ve not been fortunate enough to work with Bunnie – some of the guys I’ve had here have been a goodly fraction and any of these so-called “state sponsored quality” hacks would have been trivial for many of them, just give them a day or two.
    Trust me, the state has no monopoly on skilled guys. Rather the opposite, and I know – I worked there and quickly left as it was lonely for a smart guy.

  3. Wow, such hateful words for bunnie here. His Xbox book was the best book I’ve ever pulled out of the 10 cent clearance bin at a thrift shop! This guy is cool, and I enjoy his articles on electronics manufacturing. Don’t hate.

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