10,000 posts

According to our CMS calculations (we use WordPress), this is Hackaday’s ten-thousandth published posts. We meant to build a confetti cannon, but we were too busy looking for interesting projects to feature multiple times per day.

We’d like to thank everyone who documents their projects to share what they’ve been up to in basements, garages, or hackerspaces with the ecosystem of hackers around the world. We hope that every time you publish a build log or project summary you think about sending us a link. We’re also grateful for those who find intriguing blog or forum posts and send in a tip even though it’s not their project (we wholeheartedly encourage it).

Our contributors and editors deserve kudos. Over the years a growing band of Hackaday alumni have helped keep the front page of Hackday a place you can count on for interesting uses for otherwise everyday things. You’ve heard many of their names, like [Philip Torrone], [Eliot Phillips], and [Caleb Kraft]. But most of what you see on the front page is the result of the writers sifting through tips and scanning a laundry list of RSS feeds to find new and interesting projects and project ideas. Their contribution is what keeps the front page fresh and new, but we continue to use the royal ‘we’ in our posts because it’s the project being featured that is paramount.

And finally we thank the regular readers, whose participation keeps the lights on, and whose comments build a community. Many started out as lurkers, inspired by the projects featured here until the point that they take the plunge and blink their first LED. The threads in the comments section of each post are the evolutionary ooze that often leads to the next amazing build. Keep reading, keep commenting constructively, and we’ll see you all back here for our 16,383rd post when we fill up these digits with ones.

Thank you.

47 thoughts on “10,000 posts

  1. Congratulations Hackaday. Without the inspiration from the projects mentioned here, I probably would not have gone into hacking (And therefore would not have made my robotic arm with speech control project). Thanks for all the great work!

  2. Hackaday is one of my favorite sites. I check it every day, and I’ve learned more from it than you could possibly imagine. I feel honored that I was able to be one of those 10,000 posts (back with my Kindle Touch “hack”). Keep up the great work! I wouldn’t be hacking today if it weren’t for you guys.

    1. ohh and thanks for all you do! besides giving me something to read at work, you’ve also inspired me to pick up a new hobby!

  3. Wow, this IS exciting. Seriouly, thank you Hack A Day, whether a post is a “hack” or not it still inspires us to keep hacking away at our hacks. Also thanks for only posting a limited number per day, otherwise I’d never get anything done. HaD is My Strange Addiction.

    1. You got that right :D

      … as I stare at the box of scrap pieces of wire that I’ve been collecting to bring home and get my hack on.

  4. Is there a way we could find out which number posts we have? It seems like almost everyone who has commented here has been in post in some way. I know I was (Arduino Attiny’s). I think it’d be really cool to see what our numbers were just to get a sense of how many articles have been on HaD.

    1. Since we don’t have logins, I don’t think this is possible. I know there have been a few different Steves, and Kevins, so I doubt it would be as simple as searching for a name.

  5. Congrats to all involved.. I’ve been lurking since the very early days, and HAD sure has grown-up nicely! Here’s to many more years!

  6. I’ve been enjoying my morning coffee with hackaday for the last 2 years now and it has never failed to bring a smile on my face. Having a place like hack a day to show your work to the public is priceless to the DIT/tinkerer/hacker community. I was very proud when one of my projects was featured, knowing that somewhere someone was having their morning coffee and seeing my own project. Please keep doing what your doing, nothing more nothing less, it’s just right!

  7. I’ve been enjoying my morning coffee with hackaday for the last 2 years now and it has never failed to bring a smile on my face. Having a place like hack a day to show your work to the public is priceless to the DIT/tinkerer/hacker community. I was very proud when one of my projects was featured, knowing that somewhere someone was having their morning coffee and seeing my own project. Please keep doing what your doing, nothing more nothing less, it’s just right!

    1. wow… I just looked up an old handle and I’ve been here since 2006 at least- that’s when my first published tip shows up.

      Seriously, thanks for all the cool stuff you’ve brought to my attention.

  8. The real question is how many days has HAD been online? Is it more than, or equal to, 10,000 or do we have to start up the class action lawsuit for false advertising? ;-p

  9. What, you start your count at 1? what kind of programmers are you? :P

    Also: someone please start a big-endian vs little-endian flamewar in this thread.

      1. Good point! Someone mentioned a project-in-a-Sparkfun-box contest a few weeks ago. I was sure it would happen. No such luck.

        10K project!

  10. Congratulations, Hack a Day! Thank you for being the biggest timesuck during working hours. I couldn’t have made it without you.

  11. my cousin showed me this 2 years ago ohhhhhh so happy and inspiring couldnt have gotten through life without this, realy shows that people have a future, i thought we were doomed when i looked around at people, but this saved me when i saw a community on inteligent people working together with common goals and being so accepting of constructive critisism, this is a great site and i wish you well in your years to come.

  12. Wow. I remember how I used to only check for updates on the weekends in the early HaD years, as new posts were normally published less than once a day in some instances. Dial-up was a factor too (lol).

    Thanks to everyone who made this site possible, it’s been a source of inspiration for me every day.

    -Jake Turner
    Loyal reader since 2005.

    16,383: Post limit?

  13. I have no idea how to ever make anything from this website, but I come to it everyday for a very long time. The site is my top 8 on chrome.

    Congrats!

  14. Its always good to see the cool hacks on this site, especially people doing things with the devices beyond what the manufacturer intended or finding ways to replace a normally-expensive device with something cheaper.

  15. Thank you hack a day, you’ve been my daily stop for awesome ideas for 5 years (6? ) so thank you a lot and hope to see at least ten times more posts to come. Cheers!

  16. I’ve been featured twice, and both times it made me very proud. I started hacking when the Army taught me how, and kept on when I found HaD. You instill confidence and passion, education and recommendations, information and humor. Without you, we would be incomplete, for there is no other like you. Thank you very much.

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