by Grand Idea Studio

A tool to explore optical data transmissions and covert channels

Apr 30, 2018

OpticSpy is Here

By way of Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Chicago, and Memphis, the OpticSpy modules have safely arrived in Portland! Read the full update.

Apr 18, 2018

Production Update and Manual

Just wanted to send out a quick OpticSpy production update! Read the full update.

Apr 02, 2018

Production Started

The campaign is over and OpticSpy production has already started! I've sent the engineering documentation to our contract manufacturer, E-TekNet, and they will begin PCB fabrication right away. Read the full update.

Mar 27, 2018

Mission Accomplished

Hooray! We're fully funded! That means we can build some units! Read the full update.

Mar 15, 2018

Development Process

Over 75% funded and a glimpse into OpticSpy's development process. Read the full update.

Mar 07, 2018

Hello and Test Procedure

Wow! Because of your support, we're well on our way to reaching our goal! Read the full update.

Mar 01, 2018

OpticSpy is Now Funding

Learn to decode optical covert channels with OpticSpy. Read the full update.

$15,997 raised

of $4,900 goal

326% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices



Get your hands on a single OpticSpy unit and dive into the world of optical communications interfaces.


OpticSpy + Tomu Bundle

This bundle gives you an OpticSpy and Tomu, a tiny ARM microprocessor which fits in your USB port. With this combination of receiver and transmitter, you can easily set up your own optical interface between two computers.


Grand Idea Studio

Grand Idea Studio is a product design, development, and licensing firm with a focus on consumer devices and open source modules for electronics hobbyists. It is run by computer engineer and hardware hacker Joe Grand.

Joe Grand


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