Check out Bunnie's Reddit AMA!
“Bunnie is the ultimate tour guide of hardware hacking as it stands today, with an eye towards the sublime art of how things are /really/ made. The Hardware Hacker will take you on a journey through the factories of the world, covering both technical & ethical implications of the ‘stuff’ we manufacture and buy.”
—Limor “ladyada” Fried, Founder & Engineer, Adafruit Industries
MIT Technology Review spoke with Andrew ‘bunnie’ Huang about what you need to know about manufacturing in China. Read an edited Q&A here.
“Fascinating, insightful, and practical. Curious how the devices in our daily lives come into being? Want to manufacture your own project? In this well-written book, Bunnie describes the ins and outs of manufacturing process in China. A very entertaining and informative read.”
—Mitch Altman, Inventor of TV-B-Gone
“In The Hardware Hacker, Huang reveals the common ethic behind everything he does: a celebration of ingenuity, problem-solving, craft, technique and curiosity. Nothing less than a masterclass in modern manufacturing.”
“The Hardware Hacker will tell you how to succeed at whatever endeavor brought you to Shenzhen in the first place. It is, at its core, the primer for understanding the culture of making something in China, how to build thousands of things, and why Open Hardware works.”
“A captivating read that epitomizes the hacker ethos. Bunnie has an unmatched ability to immerse himself in a technology and share his experiences in a way that the rest of the world can understand.”
—Joe Grand aka Kingpin, hardware hacker and member of L0pht Heavy Industries
“Nobody sees and understands manufacturing like bunnie—nobody.”
—Limor “ladyada” Fried, Founder & Engineer Adafruit Industries. Learn more about The Hardware Hacker on Adafruit's ASK AN ENGINEER!
“I’d highly recommend this book for anyone interested in hacking, or even just casually interested in cyberpunk science fiction!”
Watch Andrew “bunnie” Huang on Adafruit's ASK AN ENGINEER—“bunnie” Edition!
“Fantastic! Requisite reading for anyone in the business. I know it's going to be good.”
“Huang's new book, The Hardware Hacker acts as both a career retrospective for Huang, as well as a guide to how the ‘stuff’ we buy is made.”
Bunnie was interviewed on The AMP Hour with Chris Gammell and Dave Jones!
“An inside look at Chinese electronic component markets, manufacturing, fake parts, and the hacker mentality. The Hardware Hacker will open your eyes.”
Andrew “bunnie” Huang spoke to Inverse about the SEG Electronics Market in Shenzhen, becoming dependent on our devices, and his work with Edward Snowden.
Bunnie chatted with the Hackaday community about “what it takes to build a few thousand things.” Read the transcript from the Hack Chat here.
“The Hardware Hacker is a joy to read, and it’s hard to imagine anyone from any field not being swept along by Huang’s knowledgeable, effervescent writing and sincere enthusiasm. Any reader will come away with a deeper, richer understanding that makes its worth impossible to overstate.”
“The Hardware Hacker is Huang’s crash course in a side of computing that’s seldom provided the light it deserves. This is a great book if you want a deeper look into how all those devices you rely on got from patents to your pocket.”
—Strategic Finance Magazine
“The Hardware Hacker makes you rethink the items we buy, where they come from and how they end up the way they are, and the story of the many people who make them. Give this book to an engineer or a hardware hacker and I swear you’ll not hear a peep out of them until they reach the final page.”
—Meltwater's Raspberry Pi Hardware