Hackaday.io, our neat project hosting site, has been around for a little more than a year. It’s been public for juuussst over 11 months, and today we’ve hit a milestone: we have over 50,000 hackers on board, documenting their builds and giving skulls for the cool projects they find. The lucky 50,000th hacker? This guy.
Over the past year, we’ve seen a ton of cool projects that have included a $300 pick and place machine, a very inexpensive machine vision camera system that’s also a very successful Kickstarter, the closest Hackaday ever get to a MOOC from a Cornell professor, and something that would be called the decapitron if it weren’t built by a NASA engineer.
All of this wouldn’t be possible without those 50,000 people on Hackaday.io. This one is for everybody out there who’s already registered. We have to give a shoutout to [Dave Darko], by far the most helpful guy on the entire site. He has been a thorn in the side of the devs, giving us an amazing amount of feedback.
Speaking of devs, we’re going to be giving out a t-shirt and a few goodies for the 65,536th hacker to sign on (yes, an off-by-one error), for being the person who forced us to refactor everything. Considering the backroom planning, that shouldn’t be long. If you’re one of the nearly 200,000 unregistered users who visited over the last 30 days, there’s a tiny incentive to sign up.
20 thoughts on “Hackaday.io Reaches 50,000 Registered Users”
+1 on Hackaday.io being awesome, and on Dave Darko being not only helping out users, but letting us know when things are acting weird on the live site! Thanks Dave!
Thank you guys for the platform! And thanks for the shoutout :) I have to say that I see Mr. PointyOintment a lot, too! http://hackaday.io/pointyointment
Makes me wonder.. How many reprappers are there out there?
Keep up the awesome work, HAD.
I like HaD and have followed it for many years. However, not much lately. Too bad you guys decided to change it to an ugly, confusing format and don’t listen to the complains of people finding the format obnoxious. On my side I decided to just check it now once in a while. Not longer my favorite place until you guys make the site more appealing and less crowded. Why ‘fixing’ something that wasn’t broken?
That’s okay. There are still 50,000 of us that like the layout and are okay with it, and another 199,999 that like it well enough to come for a visit.
If you think it’s ugly, go ahead and find another site just like this one but prettier. Please be sure to let us know about it.
I personaly dont mind the layout but not every user that has an account or visits the site automatically likes the layout… you can say its bearable for all of them ant they may like it.
I hate the new layout. Just because I am willing to accept it, in order to continue to view content I like, does not mean I or the other 49999 people on hackaday.io all like it.
Also, this looks like an giant steaming self serving AD to me.
Don’t you all use an rss reader? I barely ever see the layout of hackaday.
You complain and yet come here anyway.
That would be because its not an all or nothing issue. Just because you dislike elements of something, does not mean you dislike the whole.
I have to ask, if an acquaintance of yours disagrees with something you say, do you cut all ties and refuse to see or speak to that person ever again? you apparent attitude suggests you would, as that is basically what you appear to be advocating.
The content should still be worth it, though. I open and read the articles directly and navigate with the next/prev article buttons.
Any idea how many of these registered users have submitted projects? I think I at least glanced at all the projects a few weeks ago and while there were lots of projects, it didn’t seem like 50,000 projects.
4284 projects are there as of right now.
Once I knew to look for “4284” I could find it. It’s presently up to 4286.
When I skimmed through all the projects a few weeks ago (over the course of several days), it seemed like there were thousands of projects but not tens of thousands.
They are talking of 50.000 people/hackers, but it’s not like everyone posted a project. Some posted more, some posted nothing.
Some might register simply for voting to get a chance at winning those weekly prizes during the contest.
And some might not bother to register because… you have to register to see anything.
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