Hackaday

Hardware hacking website
Hackaday
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Type of site
Weblog 22
Available inEnglish
OwnerSupplyframe Inc.[1]
Founder(s)Phillip Torrone[2]
EditorElliot Williams[3]
URLhackaday.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedSeptember 2004[2]
Current statusOnline

Hackaday is a hardware hacking website.[4] It was founded in 2004 as a web magazine.

History

Hackaday was founded in 2004 by Phillip Torrone as a web magazine for Engadget, devoted to publishing and archiving "the best hacks, mods and DIY projects from around web".[2] Hackaday was since split from Engadget and its former parent company Weblogs, Inc. by its at the time owner Jason Calacanis.[5][6] In 2007 Computerworld magazine ranked Hackaday #10 on their list of the top 15 geek blog sites.[7]

Hackaday.io started as a project hosting site in 2014[8] under the name of Hackaday Projects.[9] It has now grown into a social network of 100,000 members[10]

In 2015, Hackaday's owner, Supplyframe, acquired the hardware marketplace Tindie.[11]

In 2021, Hackaday's owner, Supplyframe, was acquired by Siemens.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Hello from SupplyFrame – your new evil overlords!". Hackaday.com. July 25, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Phillip Torrone (October 2004). "Introducing Hack A Day, the gadget hack archive". Engadget. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  3. ^ "Todsy Is My Last Day At Hackaday; Thanks For All The Hacks!". hackaday.com. December 10, 2021. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  4. ^ Constantin, Lucian (March 13, 2015). "Here's a USB flash drive that could fry your laptop". Computerworld. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "A Letter from Jason Calacanis, the Owner of Hack a Day". July 12, 2010.
  6. ^ By (July 12, 2010). "A Letter From Jason Calacanis, The Owner Of Hack A Day". Hackaday. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  7. ^ Computerworld staff (May 1, 2007). "Top 15 geek blog sites". Computerworld. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  8. ^ "Project Community Profile: Hackaday.io | Make". Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. May 9, 2020. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  9. ^ "Introducing: Hackaday Projects". Hackaday. February 18, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "HACKADAY.IO JUST PASSED 100,000 MEMBERS". Hackaday. October 29, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  11. ^ By (August 5, 2015). "Tindie Becomes A Part Of The Hackaday Family". Hackaday. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  12. ^ By (May 17, 2021). "Siemens accelerates digital marketplace strategy with acquisition of Supplyframe". Siemens.

External links

  • Official website
  • Hackaday.io, Hackaday's online community