Announcing: Hackaday videos and behind the scenes mailing list

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We’re starting a few new things at hackaday. As always, our goal is to share awesome hacks from as diverse a crowd as possible. We’ve played with video a bit before, but now we’re really going to start having some fun with it.

Our first exploration into this area was the hacked portal gun. People enjoyed looking at it, and those seeking more in depth technical knowledge came to the site to get it. Instead of focusing the video on the technology or the build itself, we used it as an interesting way to get the attention of people with relevant interests. This video proved to us that our idea was solid.

We have now stepped up our production in terms of quality and quantity.  We will be releasing videos that may be humorous, like a fake commercial or skit, or may be serious in the style of a documentary. They will all have some kind of hack at their core and that hack will be broken down in an article here.

I would also like to extend the opportunity for you to help. There are two ways you can do so:

  1. Sign up for our email list(it is in the right column). I’ll be sharing behind the scenes info and previews about upcoming video projects and asking for ideas on how to improve them.  The list will be very informal, and only deal with behind the scenes kind of stuff it will not be a mailing of the daily posts.
  2. Submit a project or idea that you think would make a cool video. You can email that directly to caleb@. Of course, we would prefer projects that haven’t been released yet, but that isn’t necessary. We’re looking for things that are visually stunning, or could possibly have highly cinematic potential. Not necessarily the most technically difficult thing.

We hope to start releasing videos next week, so keep your eyes peeled. We filmed all week, and my cheeks hurt from laughing so much.

Comments

  1. Super_Nurd says:

    This sounds like a horrible idea, please make it under a separate category than all of the things posted similar to how they are now, it would be much appreciated by those of us who happen to be a bit more serious and don’t enjoy funny videos.

  2. Sounds great!

  3. Hoogen says:

    looking forward to it!

  4. sajnijnn says:

    I like this idea too!

  5. icanhazadd says:

    As long as we get to see Caleb! ^_^

  6. Tim F says:

    Seems nice to me!

  7. surdophobe says:

    How about closed captions?

  8. n0lkk says:

    I see no harm in giving it a try. Works it work. Flops it flops. nothing venture nothing gain. You may want to consider putting a button for your YouTube channel, reddit, etc. on the menu bar.

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