We’re giving up


We’ve had it with all these dark hardware hacking conferences. We’re giving up on Hack-A-Day and becoming Craft-A-Day. From now on we’ll be featuring great content like the latest knitting needle mods, yarn spinning and scrap booking. It’s been a great ride, but from now on we’ll see you at Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for setting us straight, [Steve].

Comments

  1. eric says:

    sweet! knitting needles have always been the one thing i couldn’t hack.

  2. Brad Hanson says:

    My god, if it wasn’t for all of the other April Fools’ Day crap I have heard, I might have believed this for a second.

    Nice try.

  3. avpi says:

    You jerks, thanks for ruining an amazing site! I’m never coming here again!!

    ;)

  4. xiirus.net says:

    Which Hobby Lobby, the RC Hobby Lobby?

  5. Sarge says:

    Haha, Craft-a-Day
    Clever name. But wouldn’t the REAL April fools prank be if this wasn’t a joke?

  6. nivoset says:

    Good one, but need to be a bit more subtle for the people here i think.

    Its been great since i learned of this site. i wanna get something up. but i suck. and all that normal lazy non-sence

  7. \"Friend\" says:

    Livin’ up the last 30 minutes of April Fools on the east coast for ya’.

  8. fervus says:

    Aww, you should’ve changed the logo though…
    ;)

  9. orvtech says:

    Dude, WTF ???? i hope is a joke.

  10. weirdguy says:

    bwhahaha I dare you to post some craft hack tomorrow and change the logo….

  11. Erik says:

    haha….

    that scared me for a second. glad it isn’t true *phew*

  12. Ian Foster says:

    why are u still in beta?

  13. caliraisin says:

    Yay, finally I can get out my sewing needles and…. my soldering iron… and fuse the two genres together :P

  14. Leonon says:

    Come on now, that wasn’t believable at all. You should have done something really crazy but just believable enough to get readers like “Homebrew Nuclear Fission Electrical Generator” or “80MPH Segway”.

    Wait, weren’t those posted here before?

  15. meathrw says:

    Are you changing the skull and wrenches for a ball of yarn and knitting needles?

  16. someone says:

    disappointed you didn’t change title bar to reflect your new name…..

  17. steve says:

    i no i submited it but wtf no leds?????
    my 7 year old dauhgter could make a better hack then this pos.
    hakckaday sux now this aint even a hax.

  18. Sarstan says:

    Is this a bad time to ask what to do with my old NES consoles since all of their controllers are being modded?

  19. bodiby says:

    just like the make website!

  20. alex says:

    THAT SCARED THE SHIT OUTA ME GOD DAMN CRAFTS ARE FOR NERDS HACKS ARE FOR GEEKS AND IM A GEEK

  21. morcheeba says:

    You knit-wits! Thanks for the hack-a-day stickers @ shmoocon –I’m working on a mod to turn them in to craft-a-day stickers. Basically, you cut off the wrench ends to make it look like a pair of knitting needles, and then you use the leftovers to turn the skull in to a smily face.

  22. rlanctot says:

    Pfft, too much knitting. I wanna see some articles on Bridge and the proper making of afternoon tea.

  23. wasted says:

    Hahaha quality stuff. I almost cried, you bastards!

  24. Izzy says:

    Knitting? I’d better switch to stranded wire.

  25. werejag says:

    where is out craft for today?

  26. yosh says:

    LOL ^^
    I’m laughing my pants off ^^ “Thank you steve”

  27. Bill Meara says:

    And not a moment too soon! On the same day that Hack-A-Day (now Knit-A-Day?) ran this story, the SolderSmoke podcast reported on efforts in the New Jersey State Legislature to CRIMINALIZE the use of soldering irons in the home. Check it out in SolderSmoke #52. http://www.soldersmoke.com So stay out of trouble gentlemen — turn in those soldering irons and pick up your knitting needles! I’m trying to knit a Hallicrafters HT-37 right now!

  28. MrLeE says:

    i thought this site was for crafting? not hacking???

  29. fbz says:

    hah, thanks for the jab will. yes i’ve been knitting too much. i promise the next big project will have fiber optics in the knitting. *smile*

  30. Skags says:

    Would to see them knitting needles on the next Hack a Day giveaway package .

  31. strider_mt2k says:

    Don’t eat the paste.

  32. emil says:

    haha, good one, but you should really have tried turning it into a gay community and call it fagaday.com

  33. Felino says:

    Here, give this one a try. Done in 30 seconds. :P

    http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/2917/untitled1bm8.jpg

  34. sal says:

    nice one!…you had me thinking Hack-a-day was going down…:(

  35. Lastomega says:

    Hmmm… has anyone made an automated knitting machine that uses knitting needles?

  36. Bruno says:

    Ooooo!! Everyone should call their joke bluff and only send in crafts and things

  37. TIMOTHY GODFREY says:

    CAN YOU SHOW ME HOW TO INSERT LED’S IN THE END OF THE NEEDLES SO MY MOM CAN KNIT IN LOW LIGHT OH AND IT NEEDS TO BE RECHARGEABLE.

  38. Zibri says:

    Great ! I have a hack to use the irons as wireless antennas :)

  39. APOLLO_733 says:

    I love april fools day.

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  41. jwstolk says:
  42. craig says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! What will I do at work now?

  43. radec says:

    whats wrong with http://www.craftster.org?

    heh

  44. yellow says:

    Ha I totaly fell for that untill I red the comments!
    I didn’t even know it was the first of april…

  45. AD5OS says:

    Thank god!!!! Was wondering when you NERDs were going to see the light and start crocheting. :)

  46. AD5OS says:

    BTW!!! They already have LED moded knitting needles!

    http://www.laknitterieparisienne.com/Knit_Lite.html

  47. matt says:

    OK, april fool’s was yesterday (and is the dumbest holiday ever), but http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/anm/preprints/2004r03.pdf which is an old but good article about a knitted Lorenz manifold.

  48. Dani says:

    OH MY GOD! GRANDMA IS GOING TO LOVE THIS!

  49. Charles says:

    OMFG i was about to cry.

  50. zawen32 says:

    i totally forgot about April 1st. as everyday, i get up, i check hackaday(due to my timezone 0700h is the average time a new hack is on) and was soo frustrated.. all the way till i got to the office and finally had time to check out the [read] link… good one, seriously..one of the few ones i ever fell for..just didn’t expect that from you..
    ill remember next year tho…
    have a ‘con’structive week,

    zawen

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