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Richard HogbenRichard Hogben 06/10/2019 at 20:1915 Comments

Keep your existing projects up-to-date with your mobile device and this companion app. Capture photos of your hardware projects, caption them, and log your project progress.

How it works

Get started

Keeping regular logs of your ongoing hardware projects is the best way to take advantage of the community support and broad visibility provided by the platform.

Use this app alongside your existing account. Don’t have an account? Sign up at

The app is available for iOS and Android:

Android download link

iPhone download link

Logging in

Your existing email and password are required to login. If you signed up with Twitter or Github these options are available at the bottom of the login screen. 

If you have forgotten your password you can create a new password here.

Photos and editing

On the photo capture screen you can take a new photo or access the photo gallery in the top right. Rotating and crop tools appear after a photo has been captured.

Posting to a project log

Choose from an existing public or private project. Then select from an existing log or create and title a new log. New projects can be created here.

Logging out

From the home screen, click on your avatar in the top right to open the user menu. The menu contains a logout link as well as other options.


For general app feedback or questions you can comment below or on the feedback page.


ankita dave wrote 4 hours ago point

I loved the way you discuss the topic great work thanks for the share Your informative post.

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ankita dave wrote 4 hours ago point

This was certainly great and very helpful for my future purpose. I look forward to read more like this. 

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davedarko wrote 2 days ago point

It only pulls projects from 2014 till 2017 for me :D the last one is the 433MHz MQTT thing, I presume it's capped somehow?

And after creating and posting a new log, the app crashed. Also the fire emoji was converted to a question mark.

Rocking a Samsung S6 edge, Android 7.0 - cool stuff though!

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Michael Cullen wrote 6 days ago point

nice idea! It would be nice to be able to add logs without pictures though

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manta103g wrote 09/09/2019 at 22:15 point

no comments

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Miroslav Zuzelka wrote 09/09/2019 at 17:46 point

@Grant Giesbrecht + 1
+ I would love in this version to be able also create project and start to insert photos in it

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kwapiszon wrote 09/09/2019 at 12:55 point

I would like have a account on mastodon on hackaday, cell phone ap? no not for me

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omarmung wrote 08/21/2019 at 22:21 point

Nope, not yet.

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Suren wrote 07/08/2019 at 19:55 point

..hi.... have anyone tried programming a single board esp32 lyra T for a webradio yet ?

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Philip Ashmore wrote 07/04/2019 at 13:17 point

Is there a git repository for this? I'd really like to know the secret sauce to integrate photo capture to my Android app!

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Richard Hogben wrote 08/21/2019 at 22:40 point

Whats your Android app?

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Philip Ashmore wrote 08/22/2019 at 06:14 point

A solder oven controller, written in Qt so I can debug it on my laptop over serial.

On the phone it uses bluetooth.

It helps to see a picture of the oven on the background so you're using the correct PID settings.

Since it's a phone it would make sense to just snap a picture of a new oven in the app before calibration.

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Grant Giesbrecht wrote 07/04/2019 at 03:15 point

Nice! I've always wanted a Hackaday app and I'm glad to see movement in that direction. I'd love to see a full-fledged app which lets you view and search projects, post comments, edit projects, etc.

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Richard Hogben wrote 08/21/2019 at 22:41 point

Thanks! The current version is purposefully simple to gauge interest and further development.

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Vije Miller wrote 3 days ago point

Here's my vote for interested. Having by accident just learned of it now --

Here's my vote for k.i.s.s. too.

Here's my vote for a "code" section on project pages but that's neither here nor there.

UPDATE: Tries to post picture (from gallery bcz the camera portion in the app /sucks/ (no tap focus) sorry not sorry) and my project is not listed for the one aye want to post to. Regardless of this - keep going. Modernize HaD! Huzzah n' such.

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