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Richard HogbenRichard Hogben 03/07/2014 at 19:19268 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.


mahmoud ghoneim wrote 01/08/2022 at 13:30 point


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karekruik wrote 01/07/2022 at 18:10 point

I may be violating some rules because right after I add my project, it gets deleted without any notification. Does anyone have an idea why? 

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JammyJoe wrote 01/07/2022 at 10:40 point

Been looking everywhere and this seemed perfect : iSight II. But I do not think the creator ever finished. Has anyone successfully done something like this. I already know about the Pisight but I like the way he was approaching this task.

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ReidDye wrote 01/03/2022 at 21:26 point

hi, I've just made a new account and created a bunch of projects, but it says I only have 4.  Only the 4 most recent projects are visible in my projects tab, and my profile says "4 projects".  But there are chat rooms in my messages tab for all of the other projects, and the images I uploaded for those projects are the icons for those rooms.  How can I access those other projects?  Thanks.

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Dusan Petrovic wrote 01/04/2022 at 18:28 point

HI @ReidDye - We're sorry, looks like it was deleted by a script by accident. It's back up now!

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ReidDye wrote 01/05/2022 at 00:15 point

ok, thanks!

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datagod wrote 01/12/2022 at 14:45 point

Hi Dusan, can you look at my account as well? My LEDarcade project disappeared overnight.

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datagod wrote 01/12/2022 at 14:24 point

Same thing just happened to me. My LEDarcade project vanished overnight.

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britosergio523 wrote 11/22/2021 at 06:22 point

Alguém online

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britosergio523 wrote 11/22/2021 at 06:22 point

Me ajuda sou aprendiz quero aprender mais sobre sistema e programação

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fiyanfarel2 wrote 11/01/2021 at 23:32 point

please teach me how to hack camera because lately my sister Suspicious and I want to make sure that my sister is not in trouble

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rodney.jackson wrote 10/29/2021 at 02:00 point

Hello all, I'm a Noob on this site as of today, I am also an old bloke who needs some help to repair a plotter.  The need is for a circuit and possibly some known faults with a Roland X-Y plotter Model DXY-990.  This is now an old machine which has done a lot of work and although treated kindly during its life, now has a tendency to not give the pen-up command from time to time.  Any and all help will be appreciated, willing to pay for any costs involved.  Thank you.

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andkoma wrote 10/30/2021 at 11:33 point

Hi Rodney, maybe this link could help - for the Roland part you've to scroll down a bit.

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pcomitz wrote 10/27/2021 at 16:33 point

How does one submit a proposal to teach a course on Thanks. 

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Richard Hogben wrote 10/28/2021 at 15:20 point

Try sending a private message to

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theogene wrote 10/14/2021 at 05:42 point


is it possible to edit a "log", the picture bugged. (if yes how ?)


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Dusan Petrovic wrote 10/14/2021 at 12:02 point

I'll send you a PM.

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Юрій Бобок wrote 10/13/2021 at 16:25 point

Добрый день. По вашей схеме при включении...

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jelly6202 wrote 10/06/2021 at 23:01 point

im trying to learn how to hack its been my dream since i was 5

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Alifiverr49 wrote 10/02/2021 at 20:55 point

Hy! i am new please guide me some one where i will get the working mods of different games.

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Faiza kanwal wrote 09/29/2021 at 06:09 point

nice efforts

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billglass38 wrote 09/26/2021 at 08:39 point

Getting started. I just received a Teensy4.0 and corresponding sound board. I want to create a DSP automatic gain control algorithm for listening to my un-normalized mp3 files or my TV where the volume of commercials remains equivalent to that of the film. I have experience on the Arduino and DSP algorithms on dedicated assembly language processors but nothing on the Teensy or associated tools. Please suggest a tutorial for me. Thanks.

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Richard Hogben wrote 09/27/2021 at 16:33 point

Hi you could also try asking a question in the Stack or Hackchat

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CommercialDumpsterBayArea wrote 09/18/2021 at 15:12 point

Absolutely informative. Thanks for sharing.

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bigbat wrote 08/19/2021 at 21:00 point

I'm new here and created the moncky project that I wanted to share with the world.  But after a day it still doesn't appear on the recent project list.  Is there something I need to do to make it appear?  Thanks!

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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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