Hackaday

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Hackaday
Hackaday logo.png
Web address hackaday.com
Slogan Fresh Hacks Every Day
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Weblog
Registration Optional
Available in English
Owner Supplyframe Inc.[1]
Editor Mike Szczys
Launched September 2004
Current status Online

Hackaday is a Blog which publishes several articles each day about hardware and software hacks. A hack refers to modifications of a product or software as well as the creation of something entirely new for convenience, novelty, functional or creative reasons. Hackaday also has a YouTube channel where it posts projects and how-to videos. Hackaday's logo is called The Jolly Wrencher.

History[edit]

Hack a Day was founded in 2004 as a web magazine for Engadget devoted to publishing and archiving "the best hacks, mods and DIY (do it yourself) projects from around web".[2] Hackaday has since split from Engadget and is currently powered by Wordpress.com.[3]

Hackaday.io[edit]

Hackaday.io started as a project hosting site in early 2014 under the name of Hackaday Projects[4] to provide a hosting space for documenting hardware and software projects. It has now grown into a social network of over 50,000 members[5] creating projects which cover a wide range of topics that appeal to the DIY mindset.

Accolades[edit]

In 2007 Computerworld magazine ranked Hack a Day #10 on their list of the top 15 geek blog sites.[6]

Hackaday Prize[edit]

In 2014 Hackaday announced the launch of its annual Hackaday Prize providing a trip to space to the first place winner of a contest of open design. The first place finalist opted for the prize money instead of the trip to space.

Hacks featured by the media[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hello from SupplyFrame – your new evil overlords!". Hackaday.com. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Torrone, Phillip (October 2004). "Introducing Hack A Day, the gadget hack archive". Engadget. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hack a Day". Wordpress.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Introducing: Hackaday Projects". Hackaday. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hackaday.io Reaches 50,000 Registered Users". Hackaday. Retrieved 9 Feb 2015. 
  6. ^ Computerworld staff (1 May 2007). "Top 15 geek blog sites". Computerworld. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Springmann, Alessondra (December 2009). "New Hack Gives You Droid Root Access". PC World. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Springmann, Alessondra (October 2010). "Hack-o-Lantern: The Pumpkin With an LED Matrix". PC World. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Jacobsson Purewal, Sarah (March 2011). "Hack: Portable NES Console Looks Fantastic!". PC World. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 

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