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The Hardware Hacker
A Fascinating Retrospective by One of the World’s
Most Respected Hackers

The Hardware Hacker

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San Francisco, CA (October 10, 2016)—Andrew “bunnie” Huang’s legacy has proven nothing short of inspirational. This esteemed hacker pioneer continues to galvanize hackers, developers, and makers across the globe. From his groundbreaking guide to hacking and reverse engineering, Hacking the Xbox (No Starch Press, 2003), to teaming up with Edward Snowden in exploring the possibility of surveillance-aware smartphones to suing the US government over digital rights, bunnie is a juggernaut in a constantly evolving technological world.

This December, No Starch Press will release bunnie’s latest book, The Hardware Hacker ($24.95, 400 pp., December 2, 2016). The Hardware Hacker is a collection of bunnie’s personal essays and interviews that he hopes “will inspire and encourage a new generation of hardware hackers and teach people that the impact of a technological skill is amplified when judiciously applied to social problems.”

The book takes readers deep inside the experience of making and breaking hardware, and offers practical advice for those seeking to carve a similar path as bunnie shares his thoughts on the politics of hacking and the legality of reverse engineering and intellectual property practices. The Hardware Hacker details bunnie’s career in electronics manufacturing and open hardware, from the greater Shenzhen manufacturing ecosystem to the bustling Chinese factories where he created chumby, Novena, and Chibitronics.

“I’ve been a bunnie fan ever since we released Hacking the Xbox in 2003. He’s revered by the hacker community for his integrity, humility, and consistent and relentless drive to fight for civil liberties,” said No Starch Press founder, Bill Pollock. “The Hardware Hacker speaks to the passion of hackers and makers everywhere and is the sort of book that No Starch Press is always proud to publish.”

Like Hacking the Xbox before it, The Hardware Hacker is a must-read for all hackers and a source of wisdom and entertainment for anyone interested in manufacturing, hardware, and technology history.

The Hardware Hacker will be available in bookstores everywhere this December.

Andrew “bunnie” Huang is available for interviews upon request.


About the Author

Andrew “bunnie” Huang is a hacker, maker, and open hardware activist. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT, is the author of Hacking the Xbox (No Starch Press) and The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen, is a research affiliate with the MIT Media Lab, and has served as a technical advisor for various hardware startups and MAKE Magazine.

The Hardware Hacker The Hardware Hacker
Publisher: No Starch Press
Author: Andrew “bunnie” Huang
ISBN: 978-1-59327-758-1 (print)
Price: $24.95
Publication Date: December 2016
Specs: 400 pp.
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