The Hackaday Prize: Vote!

pilotsuit2Last week we rolled out Astronaut or Not, where Hackaday readers vote on aspects of the project entries of The Hackaday Prize. But why save all the prizes for the entries? What about the voters?

Starting tomorrow at exactly 1000 EDT (GMT -4), we’re going to choose someone registered on Hackaday Projects at random. If that person has voted, we’re giving them a Rigol DS1104B 100 MHz Digital Oscilloscope. If they didn’t vote yet, nothing!

This will continue about every week or so until someone has won.

Voting is open, so vote now for the best project concept for The Hackaday Prize. Make sure you don’t miss out when your number is drawn!

22 thoughts on “The Hackaday Prize: Vote!

  1. Meh. I looked at what’s required to sign up. Mandatory profile description, picture, yadda yadda – to me it is all very suss. I don’t want a scope that bad.

    I confess, I don’t like what HaD has become under new management. I don’t want prizes, I don’t want promotions, I don’t want new and innovative ways to give my marketing information to people. Just hacks. Delicious hacks. I’ll even make some of my own and send them in, ok? Just stop trying to ‘engage’ with me.

    1. Sad but true… You pay half a million bucks for a website, you are going to want a return on your investment – which in practice translates into getting eyeballs on your property by whatever means necessary.

    2. Hackaday has never had a community, it’s just not that kind of site. There have been forums on and off for years and they’ve never seen any real use. The fact is, there are other better sites that have better forums that that’s ok, because hackaday can be a link aggregation site and other sites can be community forum based sites. Except for when a company owns hackaday and wants to monetize it by turning it into a more productive site with data to be mined and membership numbers to fill with accounts that will never be used.

  2. More info please. Does the winner need to be on hackaday.com at exactly 10:00am? What does it mean it will continue until someone has won? Won the Hackaday Prize? or won the scope?

    I’ll be traveling tomorrow, but I’d really like a scope. If my number is drawn and I’m not online am I screwed? That’d be worse than not winning.

    1. > Does the winner need to be on hackaday.com at exactly 10:00am?

      Nope. I’m just going to do a screen recording of me going to random.org and doing a database query at 10:00. Post that to the youtubes after. You don’t have to be online.

      > What does it mean it will continue until someone has won?

      It’ll keep going until we give away a scope. If that doesn’t happen by the time we close public voting, we’ll just pick someone who went here.

      1. Do we need to have used all of our votes (vote 30 times) to be eligible or is once enough? I’ve already voted a few times but I’d rather take my time looking at the projects I’m voting for rather than just smashing out votes while I’m at work in order to make the deadline.

      2. Are the 30 votes I am using going to be replenished at some point as new projects come up, or are 30 all I get for the entire sweepstakes?

    1. When you vote the page will present you with two additional projects to vote for. If you don’t want to vote for either project, hit refresh to be presented with different project.

      Interestingly, the site doesn’t retain whether you vote for a particular project already so it seems you can vote more than once if it’s presented more than once?

  3. Why is there no vote button on a hackaday prize tagged project? It is stupid that I can only wote on the vote page, where two random projects appear. I have to refresh a lot to see the project I am interrested in.

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