A hacker whose specialty is harware devices and realworld objects, rather than computer programs and systems across the net. Using tools and other means, a hardware hacker will open and examine a item in order to figure out how it works. They may then proceed to attempt to make it work better, simply close it back up, or use its parts to build something else.
Mod Chips for the popular XBOX vidoe game console were created by a hardware hacker.
by Sonic D Hedgehog November 03, 2005