Hackaday, a news site sharing articles and hacks from the hardware community, was founded just over 15 years ago. In 2014, Hackaday.io was launched as a complementary virtual hacker space for the open hardware community to grow, learn, and share their work.
Hackaday.io quickly grew into a supportive and friendly community of 400,000. It’s a wonderful place to meet people to build a team, get support on a project, and create new projects and products. How-tos on the latest hardware interests show up just as soon as something new is released, there are tutorials about FPGAs, Circuit Python and Micropython, ESP32s, and everything Raspberry Pi.
Projects on Hackaday.io range from DIY cell phones, to wearables, to Burning Man gear, to spectrometers. The range is wide, but the passion for sharing what you made and how you made it is unmistakable and it is what makes this community special.
I started Hackaday over 15 years ago, designed the logo, look/feel, and set it in motion. I’m really pleased it’s still a good resource and is in good hands (I do not have anything to do with the site now besides being a reader and when possible work on projects together).
Open source hardware month @ Adafruit:
- Open source hardware month with Michael Weinberg – Day 31, 10/31/2019.
- Open source hardware: The problems and promise – Day 31, 10/31/2019.
- Crowd Supply – Bringing original, useful, respectful hardware to life – Day 30, 10/30/2019
- What does Open Source Hardware mean to Tindie? – Day 29, 10/29/2019.
- Talking with Andrew “bunnie” Huang – Day 28, 10/28/2019.
- DIY Drones, which launched the largest open UAV communities – Day 27, 10/27/2019.
- OLIMEX open-source hardware made in Bulgaria – Day 26, 10/26/2019.
- Electronic Cats – Open hardware made in México – Day 25, 10/25/2019.
- 10 years ago we tried to make an open source flash light to make us puke … – Day 24, 10/24/2019.
- Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – Day 23, 10/23/2019.
- MicroPython, bringing Python to hardware for everyone – Day 22, 10/22/2019.
- Open Hardware Month Hack Chat at Hackaday.io – Day 21, 10/21/2019.
- Parallax Open-source hardware – Day 20, 10/20/2019.
- Growing Your Open Business – A Digital Meetup for Open Hardware Month – Day 19, 10/19/2019.
- Open-source hardware at the Museum of Modern Art, posted on 10/19/2019 – Day 18, 10/18/2019.
- Open Hardware Licenses CC BY-SA, CERN, TAPR … – Day 17, 10/17/2019.
- Open Source Hardware Month at SparkFun – Day 16, 10/16/2019.
- How many Open-Source Prusa 3D printers are there? Posted on 10/19/2019 – Day 15, 10/15/2019.
- The RepRap Project Self-Replicating Open-Source 3D Printing – Day 14, 10/13/2019.
- The first 2 orders at Adafruit… now up to 2,161,166 orders – Day 13, 10/13/2019.
- Photos of the first Arduino (2005) – Day 12, 10/12 2019.
- In 2010 there were 13 Open Source Hardware companies that were making $1 million or more… – Day 11, 10/11/2019
- Opening Hardware 2010 at Eyebeam in NYC – Day 10, 10/10/2019.
- The Open Source Gift Guide, the early years – Day 9, 10/9/2019 (posted it on 10/10/2019, whoops)
- Before the iPhone, before the Raspberry Pi, before Amazon Echo Show, there was Chumby – Day 8, 10/8/2019.
- Mitch Altman Open-source hardware pioneer – Day 7, 10/7/2019.
- The Open Source logo(s) – Day 6, 10/6/2019.
- Open Source Hardware events all month long, EVENTS! – Day 5, 10/5/2019.
- Open Source Hardware Certifications and more! – Day 4, 10/4/2019.
- Teuthis Open Source MP3 Player 2001 – Daisy by Raphael Abrams – Day 3, 10/3/2019.
- What is the Open-Source Hardware Definition? – Day 2, 10/2/2019.
- Open hardware summit – Limor “Ladyada” Fried keynote 2010 – Day 1, 10/1/2019.
October is open-source hardware month! Every single day in October we’ll be posting up some open-source stories from the last decade (and more!) about open-source hardware, open-source software, and beyond!
Have an open-source hardware (or software) success story? A person, company, or project to celebrate? An open-source challenge? Post up here in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll be looking for, and using the tag #OHM2019 online as well! Check out all the events going on here!