by Grand Idea Studio

A tool to explore optical data transmissions and covert channels

View all updates Apr 02, 2018

Production Started

Hi everyone-

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. We’re using a 15 business day leadtime for fab, assembly, and test. That will give us some padding in case of any shipping or customs delays, and keep us on track for a May delivery to you.

I’ve also placed orders for the production quantity of components from Digi-Key and Mouser Electronics. They are shipping today and should arrive to me on Wednesday, April 4. After verifying quality and quantity, I’ll ship them off to e-Teknet’s China facility for assembly onto the bare PCBs.

I’ll report back with another update as production gets closer to completion or if we run into any snags along the way!


$19,011 raised

of $4,900 goal

387% Funded! Order Below

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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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