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Hackaday and Hackaday.io are communities for open hardware makers, for open hardware month, we asked Sophi Kravitz what open hardware means to Hackaday …

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.

Visit Hackaday and Hackaday.io.

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).


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