Hackaday Newsletter: Now including “This day in Hackaday History”


A while back we toyed with the idea of doing a look back on hackaday history. We weren’t sure how often to publish it, or what exactly to publish. Now, we’ve decided that this will be the main part of the Hackaday news letter. You can sign up here if you haven’t already, but hurry I’m sending out today’s newsletter in a couple hours!

Each email (1-2 a week) will have that day’s history going all the way back to roughly the beginning. It will also have a quick blurb about what video I’m working on or any other little hackaday news bits.


  1. vonskippy says:

    I don’t get the whole concept of a email newsletter???

    I get enough business, personal, and way to much spam each day via email – why do I need a newsletter?

    Put the information you’d put in your newsletter ON YOUR WEBSITE. That way when I go to your website, I have the option to read thru whatever info you have to offer.

    So what am I missing? What’s the advantage (to either you or me) with the newsletter?

    • Caleb Kraft says:

      We want to reach people in as many ways as possible. It is just smart.

      This is a bonus. A feature that is neat to have. If you don’t want it, just don’t sign up. If you don’t sign up, I promise I won’t send you a newsletter.

      • Andreas says:

        Ah, Caleb, you beat me to it.

      • Sean says:

        That sounds great, except there’s content in the newsletter which is not being posted to the site so users who don’t sign up miss out. I check the site almost every day (usually multiple times), but with the number of useless emails I get in any given day I’d likely miss the newsletter half the time even if I signed up for it.

        Keep the newsletter, the more ways available for you to get content out the better, but if you’re going to put in content that doesn’t make it to an article then please make the newsletters available on the site for those of us who’d prefer not to clutter our inbox further. A separate “Newsletter Archive” tab would be great.

      • Caleb! I just wanted to say thank you as I’m sure thousands of other have. I have been following hackaday since nearly the beginning and spreading the word as much as possible. I watch your videos and feel like i’m part of a bigger community of techies. Just keep rocking and I’m looking forward to each and every newsletter even with the thousands of emails i recieve from work and personal. Take it easy and have a great day! If you get bored (and this is not spam) check out some of my classics? lol I have been wanting to tech them out. facebook.com/bluemarlinmotorsusa. Feel free to delete that link if you dont want it on your page sir.
        Long Live Hackaday!
        -Cameron C.

    • Andreas says:

      You don’t NEED a newsletter. HaD is about delivering hacks every day to its audience and does it pretty well. The newsletter is just a way to supplement the experience for those members of the audience that want it. You don’t want another newsletter? Don’t sign up. I think it’s a great idea and a great way to expose readers to a great number of hacks that they may have forgotten about or missed a year ago or more.

      It’s all supplemental information. The hacks that will be featured in the newsletter are ALREADY on the website. Caleb’s videos WILL END UP on the website. So what you’re suggesting is already happening. Personally, I’d love a little bit of background into HaD history and an inside view of what’s going on in between article releases.

  2. CloudHackIX says:

    I get error 404 on the sign up link

  3. Brian Berger says:

    Can you provide a RSS link to the newsletter?

    I do not wish more email.

  4. Bob says:

    Where do we sign up for the supplementary hacks by carrier pigeon?

  5. TheVirus says:

    You could just jump on 10m HF and send it out via Morse code. if we can just figure out Morse code for all the ASCII characters we could even browse the web!

  6. NewCommentor1283 says:

    ah well, maybe tomorrow there will be a second post with a pic of a time machine where we can read about time circuits lol “featured before” or not, i would read it

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