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Richard HogbenRichard Hogben 03/07/2014 at 19:19271 Comments

Your Hackaday Profile is the best way to express yourself. Fill it out completely so people can learn more about you.

Basic profile info

When you first sign up to, we ask you to enter some basic info about yourself such as: your username (which becomes your vanity url), location, a word or two about yourself, tags for others to find you easily, and external links to your profiles on other networks. You can always change these by going to Edit my Profile

My Projects & Projects I contribute to

When you Add a Project, it will appear on your profile under the section My Projects available under profile drop-down menu. We'll highlight only the most liked projects and the rest will be visible by clicking on View all projects.

We highly encourage collaboration. That's why we have a contributors list when creating projects. If you are part of a project, we'll highlight that project on your profile.

Things I've built

You can tell users about your projects in two ways: by adding a project, or by listing them on your Things I've Built section. This section is for projects that you don't have enough material to document. All you have to do is upload one small image and write a brief summary about your project.

My pages

Whenever you have something to say to the world, or just want to rant, you can Create a Page about it. Think of this section as your personal blog. Like projects and profiles, pages also have comments feature.


You can be mentioned by or mention another user by using the '@' followed by username of the user. Mentions can be made in many areas across the Site, such as: Comments, Messages, project logs, Details, Stack etc. If a user mentions you anywhere on the site (except Messages), you will be notified via email and on your Private Feed.


It's 2016. There was no way we could name this guestbook. Write a bit on your profile, on other's profiles, say something useful or give feedback.

What are you working on? What cool things have you built? Document them, share with the universe, get feedback, find collaborators.

Basic project info

When adding a project, we ask you to enter some basic details like name of the project, photos, a short description, tags so people can discover your project, external links (i.e. project homepage, GitHub, social links, etc.) and team members.

When you add team members to your project, these members will be able to update some parts of your project page, like the project logs. They will also appear on the Team section of the project page. Fellow users who would like to contribute can also request you to join.

Private Projects

You can create your project in private mode if you are not yet ready to show it to the world. A project can be made private by simply changing the tag inside Edit project page to 'PRIVATE'. All projects are public by default.


The project details section is where you can write everything about your project. Most people use this section to explain how their builds work.

Project logs

Logs are a great way to keep your project followers up to date. It logs the progress of a project from start to finish.


The components list is an easy way to show all the parts/items you used in your project. It also lets you add the quantity of parts used.

Build Instructions

If you feel like sharing how to build your project in a step by step guide, Instructions is the tool you are looking for.


As the name suggests, the project discussions section is where visitors can leave feedback or ask questions. This section is available for individual logs and Build Instructions of a project too. Whenever someone leaves a comment, you'll get an email notification (assuming you did not disable email notifications) and you'll see it on your Private Feed.


Any project can be mentioned by using the '#' followed by the project name. If your project is mentioned, you will be notified on your Private Feed and via email. Projects can be mentioned in all the areas where users can be mentioned.


If there's one place you want to go to view all media related to a project, this is it. You can view, share and download images and videos of a project by clicking on 'View Gallery' right below the main project photo.

You can follow projects and people on to stay up to date. Just look for the Follow button on the project page or the person's profile.

When you follow someone, you'll see activities from them on your Private Feed page. This works the same for other user's projects; follow the ones you like and you'll know about any updates to the project, the addition of new build logs, etc.

Just saw a cool project? Like it! Likes are a way of saying "This project is cool". If you collect more likes, your project will eventually have more visibility. Users can sort projects by 'Most liked' in the project listing page. uses Redactor editor to make editing easy. It is a toolbar that is available as you scroll down the page. All options have helpful tool-tips.

Features of the editor are:


You can turn any text into a link by using the context menu. To do this, simply select the text, and click on the link icon of the context editor.


As with links, you can add images from the context menu. But a simpler way is to just drag and drop images from your device!

Copy & Paste

One of the coolest things about the editor is that you can copy any styled text from another page (i.e. your blog) and paste it to Project Details, Logs or similar pages and it'll match our styling. This should work perfectly in most cases, but be sure to double check before publishing your content.

One small thing about copy & paste: if you do this from a page with images, your images will not be uploaded to Instead they would be linked to the original page. In most cases, this is not a problem but if something happens to the original page, your images won't be visible on either. To prevent this, you may want to add your images manually.


Have a video you want to add to your project or page? If it's hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, simply get the URL of your video and paste it in the editor when you are adding your content. After pasting the URL, pressing Enter will turn the link into an embedded video.

Code snippets

A code snippet can be added by clicking on the code icon and choosing the language. This can later be edited as well.


There are many options for styling your text. The styling options can be applied after entering the text. Options such as bold, italic, headers, tables and lists are available for representation. Separators and 'Read More' are available for organizing the text well.


selvavicky057 wrote 08/08/2021 at 20:59 point

I love pleae teach me how is it

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MessedUp Loser wrote 08/08/2021 at 19:21 point

for the "DISCOVER" section, how do you change your sign up selections.

when signing up i selected - satellites, virtual reality & software.
however i'd like to change those selections. those are showing up
in the "DISCOVER" section. i DON'T know what to type in - but it was 
listed during the sign up

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Bobby Housos wrote 04/19/2021 at 18:10 point

I am new to this space. I am here to learn from others and get a direction on what to learn next. I would like to build a clock that will sound an alarm at a certain time every night. Not an exact time of night, but a certain time before sunrise (like two hours before sunrise). I would like the alarm to automatically adjust itself based on Lat & Long coordinates. It should move the alarm based on the sunrise time for the location, and adjust for the length of day/night. This project will be battery powered and not connect to a wifi or other network. My question is: What do I need to learn? I have never built a clock before... Well I have only designed something that just keeps time, but never an alarm that is based on the length of day/night.

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Mirko wrote 02/12/2021 at 09:19 point


I have the same problem as a few people before.

I created my account and I also added my first project (public) but still is invisible on the project pages (recent updated or as newest).

Also, I would like to add that project to the "Raspberry Pi projects category" what should I do?

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ElecLab wrote 02/03/2021 at 16:38 point

I created a public project, how let others see it?

How can i make it appear on the Hackaday's Project Lists Pull-down menu?

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yeopsang2 wrote 02/03/2021 at 09:07 point


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gginh wrote 01/26/2021 at 15:11 point

how do i find  the people area i did every thing i had to do

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Paul McClay wrote 01/18/2021 at 03:28 point

Is there a way to re-order project instruction steps or insert a new step into the list anywhere other than the end? Can't write non-trivial instructions without.

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Cees Meijer wrote 01/18/2021 at 08:57 point

There is. Just 'grab' (Click and hold) the number on the left side of the caption. Though not immediatatly obvious, if you now move up or down the whole instruction moves. You must move carefully, but if you arrive at a spot where it can be dropped you will see the numbers change.

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Paul McClay wrote 01/18/2021 at 10:03 point

Ah... had to go find a desk with a real old-fashioned computer on it to run a browser that shows the numbers. Even when requesting the "desktop" site, neither Chrome nor Samsung's browser show them - on a couple different Android devices/versions.  That and the click/hold/drag action. Dragging could happen with a plug-in mouse if there were numbers to drag.

Anyhow - Thanks for the info!

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azizollah wrote 01/16/2021 at 22:28 point

Hi All

I am trying to male an 8 channel transmitter to turn on 8 led s while the buttons are pressed, I  need to be long range too.

S I intend t  use RFM95 or RYLR896,I have the RFM95,but not the other one,

What I need is:

1- 10 pieces of RYLR896

2- The program code for this

Please if any body can help ,I will pay for it too.

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Shengliang Pu wrote 01/09/2021 at 16:30 point

Great pleasure to be here.

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Jean Paul Béhague wrote 01/09/2021 at 14:20 point

Working on creating a DA42 flight simulator cockpit , started 6 years ago, stopped it for house works improvement and restarted that project 4 monthes ago,  flight commands and cockpit fuselage finished , now working on dashboard and radio nav instruments.

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Paul McClay wrote 01/06/2021 at 22:24 point

Is there a way to view all of >10ish collapsed log entries for a project?

The first (in selected order) several logs appear on the project page and can be collapsed to titles. Great. Unless there are more logs. There is a "view all" but

gripe 1: I haven't found a way to collapse entries in the "view all" view

gripe 2: It's still not "all" but just the first n again with a "next" button -- at the bottom of the page -- after a page full of expanded entries

So to see more logs you have to scroll thru a wall of full entries -- slowly if you want to scan for entry titles at unpredictable intervals through the page. This seems pessimal.

How about at least put a "next" button at the top of the page?

And allow collapsing entries? (or tell me I'm missing the obvious)

How about a "view all" option that actually shows _all_ entries collapsed? (or 500/page)

(gripe/asking because I like HaD enough)

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Richard Hogben wrote 01/07/2021 at 18:16 point

Pretty reasonable, I'll look into what we can do.

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Paul McClay wrote 01/07/2021 at 21:12 point


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Paul McClay wrote 07/24/2021 at 00:54 point

bump? (because just read a related comment at #Feedback - )

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aniello wrote 01/03/2021 at 13:26 point

guys I really appreciate your constructive insight, so I ask some of you why we don't elaborate a project a, onboard cpu programmer (using a raspberry) for most of the processors used in commerce

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Martin Triplett wrote 12/01/2020 at 23:04 point

I added a project, made it public, and published it.  It never shows up on the newest or recently updated lists.  It seems like it is not publishing.  What could I be doing wrong?

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 12/22/2020 at 01:02 point

HI Martin, did it show up yet?

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Richard Hogben wrote 12/23/2020 at 21:54 point

Very new accounts have a timeout on the display of new projects. If you were to post a project now it would be immediately visible in the project listings.

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Efe C wrote 08/27/2020 at 08:24 point

Hello, world! 

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lichinelgin666 wrote 08/06/2020 at 14:18 point

When I add a contribution (in the near future) I will be glad to furnish contact info.

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PANDASJARS! wrote 07/25/2020 at 05:41 point


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Tony wrote 06/22/2020 at 02:50 point

Does anyone knows how to hack Rigol DP831? Can I use the same instructions DP832 uses? Are they same, just different firmware?

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FERNANDORICCIARDI wrote 06/21/2020 at 15:26 point

bom dia

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Andrew Clapp wrote 06/17/2020 at 19:12 point

I'd like to help contribute another code snippet / syntax highlight scheme for Forth code.  I tried every available option, and they all look the same.  Anyone know if this would be something I can help get started, or help out for  There's a good forth.vim for vim editors that looks pretty nice.

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