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

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

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


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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

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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

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harayz wrote 07/04/2016 at 04:37 point

can i make bluetooth keyboard use usb to connect instead?

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vs.matija wrote 07/03/2016 at 18:20 point

can sombody help my about alarm system ?

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harayz wrote 07/04/2016 at 04:34 point

how can i help your about alarm system?

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lantramnamcodon wrote 07/03/2016 at 09:39 point

jmansweetboy,we can control the ram and control the congestion so how could you make it simple like that? 

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Stephen wrote 07/02/2016 at 16:35 point

You make it sound so simple. Do you want to hack: Cars, boats, planes, trains, computers, people, irrigation systems, solar panels, cpu, mpu, power generators, adhesives, solvents, paint, lighting systems, audio, video, green houses... Or just a sub-system of one of those, or countless others. Life is hacking, if you do it right. Learning, and learning how to change or make stuff. Not just learning how it works, but why it works. Or just throwing crap together to see what happens. It's ALL hacking. If someone comes up with a complete definition, that's fully inclusive, and not the size of an encyclopedia, I might read it. 'Till then; I'd say, Learning how to use your own brain to work stuff out, although glib, is the best short answer.

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SLARRTY wrote 07/01/2016 at 07:57 point

Hey i was wondering where should i go to learn hacking, Coding languages or how did you learn how to do all this?

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[skaarj] wrote 07/01/2016 at 16:21 point

First you need to learn some programming languages. Ask someone to explain you how simple C works, write something on the screen, do some math, play with groups of characters (=strings).

after that, try to understand how a computer works. what does the hard disk do, how does the CPU work, why does it need to store things in RAM, and what all the peripherals do and how do they know what to do.

then, you need to make the difference between high level programing languages (such as C) and low-level language - assembly - the language that the processor understand.

when you achieve those, you can start to think about hacking computer-based stuff.

Hacking means also improving things using your own innovation - a way that you feel and understand, and nobody thought about that yet.

If you plan to use all the acquired knowledge to do bad things such as compromising systems or steal money, then you are in the wrong place. That's not hacking. That's either cracking  or cyber-crime.

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SLARRTY wrote 07/02/2016 at 04:55 point

Thank you so much this really helped.

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K.C. Lee wrote 07/01/2016 at 23:54 point


>Do not ask stupid questions like "HOW DO I HACK?" 
>Ask questions that have an answer in a couple of sentences.

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lantramnamcodon wrote 07/03/2016 at 09:59 point

hacking is use the algorithm,use the security hole to get what  you wan.But if you are talking about IT subject,you need first,learning all term of IT from network to shell,system files,what is a computer program?...etc.and you need learn about html first,then write a website.when you are great,you just try another,it's will take from you very much of time.when you familiar many things,you will know how everything is concerning and how to hack to get what you want.   

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harayz wrote 07/04/2016 at 04:36 point

try lumberjack, carpenter or ironsmith. they do hack a lot i heard.

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david wrote 06/30/2016 at 07:50 point

can somebody tell me what battery i have to use in my FAGOR VD200,

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JIN KAZAMA wrote 06/30/2016 at 06:20 point

Hacking tips please

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 06/30/2016 at 14:03 point

What can you offer in exchange of expert advices ?

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harayz wrote 07/04/2016 at 04:39 point

sharpen your axe and wear gloves.

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SG wrote 07/06/2016 at 07:16 point

F***ing savage

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JIN KAZAMA wrote 06/30/2016 at 06:19 point

any one give me some starting tricks for hacking please

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 06/30/2016 at 14:03 point

Some grate teeps hir: #Raspberry Pi project

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Benchoff wrote 07/01/2016 at 08:31 point

woah. You might not want to tell him everything at once. delete plz

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 07/01/2016 at 12:04 point

But Brian, information wants to be free !
Are you trying to censor me again ??

What's the next step, censor google ?

Your elitism makes me sick.

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lantramnamcodon wrote 07/03/2016 at 10:52 point

you want to hack software or hardware?you want to attack or want to build?u want to control or cheat?you need identify the exactly detail what do you want to hack first.

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harayz wrote 07/04/2016 at 04:33 point

The way i "trick" myself to "start" to learn "hacking" is to jump and keep on jumping higher each time. For example, i want to hack the system and created a non profit, applied for grants and fundings and create ruckus in the local municipality. After many publicity, awards and disdained received from the old farts who really run the show, i moved onto something else. Hmm.. what would be fun.. tapping into city's cctv, listening to police scanner and tracking the movement of the public bus in my area. How would i do that? After taking the exam and getting my aparatus assignment for radio operator, suddenly i end up with SDR dongles, LNA and hf upconverter. Now i get to listen and 'see' radio waves that are used for transmitting video from my home cctv, voice from hf transmission and data from airplanes. One thing to keep in mind is that DO NOT FUCK IT UP and break the law. What intruiges my interest might not be legal but before going from vision (whats in my head) to action, i make certain that i do not break the law. So what else might be interesting to hack? cloning smart card? knowing what people in my area is searching online? Identifying browsing habits, purchasing trends or political sentiments or other people? These are interesting subject to me and while most of it never go further then my forehead, i did found a discarded satelite dvr recently and salvaged the smart card slot for from it. maybe i can use it for some hacking project such as learning how iso7816 encryption protocol works or just simply messing around with low level electronics. To sum it up, a "starting tricks for hacking" is to be curious and just jump - a little higher each time but always make sure to be safe and ensure that as clear as you can before you get to the height that can hurt yourself or people around you. No matter what it is that you want to do remember that there is always the legal way to do it and not giving much thought about that is just weak, disrespectful and not as cool as it can and should be.

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1202 wrote 06/29/2016 at 22:43 point


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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 06/30/2016 at 01:02 point


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jmansweetboy wrote 06/25/2016 at 23:49 point

heya youre gonna have a bad time if you keep hacking get ready for me too report this website

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shadlittlefish wrote 06/26/2016 at 03:34 point

wow ;)

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Stephen wrote 06/26/2016 at 06:41 point

That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is.

That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is!

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Todd wrote 06/26/2016 at 23:37 point


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VOID wrote 06/28/2016 at 22:06 point

Try it, we DARE you. Ever heard of a DDoS?

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harayz wrote 07/04/2016 at 04:40 point

isnt that where DWindows came from?

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 06/28/2016 at 23:49 point

I hack what I want, how I want, if I want.
You can't even report me to my dad.

Get over it and start to learn how to use your time properly and productively.

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Andrew Starr wrote 06/29/2016 at 08:48 point

I'm going to report you to your dad

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 06/29/2016 at 12:33 point

You can't

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101208 wrote 07/16/2018 at 02:17 point

youre so smart bro

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101208 wrote 07/16/2018 at 02:18 point

hacking is not bad it is good 

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Mike Wirth wrote 06/22/2016 at 21:00 point

Is there any way to change the standard page colors.  Reverse text on a black background is VERY user-unfriendly (proven by human interface testing)!  Sometimes grey text is virtually illegible on my laptop.

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Benchoff wrote 06/23/2016 at 02:14 point


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Mike Wirth wrote 06/23/2016 at 05:45 point


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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 06/23/2016 at 16:11 point

It works ! but it pops up an information window on Firefox too :-D

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Ted Yapo wrote 06/23/2016 at 23:12 point
You can disable the CTRL+I page info shortcut (and the others) in Firefox with the menuwizard add-on...then it only inverts the colors :-)

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H wrote 06/12/2016 at 06:36 point

Man I wish there was an actual list of the people I'm following, my feed is really cluttered with pointless stuff so I can't check up on projects that post rarely.
Guess I'll just bookmark projects in my browser instead.
Edit: oh wait everything in my feed is people I don't even follow. This Hackaday follow/like system is garbage

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 06/12/2016 at 10:29 point

Aren't you switched into "global feed", instead of "my feed"?

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H wrote 06/12/2016 at 23:52 point

No. Check your feed, every time anyone adds something to the "stack" ( it appears in the personal feed. 

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 06/13/2016 at 02:27 point

yes, the thing about stack is known to me, but I wouldn't call it all garbage - perhaps I'm just used to quirks of the .io site over the time. By the way, there is dedicated feedback site 

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Meenee wrote 05/11/2016 at 02:45 point

wth is this

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a.mak1996g wrote 04/27/2016 at 12:16 point

please help me

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jareklupinski wrote 04/27/2016 at 12:59 point


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SecUpwN wrote 04/27/2016 at 08:54 point

Good morning Hackaday developers, would you please be so kind and improve the editor for Hackaday projects? One thing that really annoys me, is that you cannot remove horizontal rules once you added them. I'd prefer if you add an option for GitHub flavoured markdown editing.

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Samuel A. Falvo II wrote 05/12/2016 at 16:45 point

+9001 !!

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Muhammad Bilal wrote 04/20/2016 at 11:00 point

Respected authorities

I want to inform you that my project with the name "Life is a state of mind"
has been deleted from my account.

Don't know who has deleted my project

Last night it was there in my profile.

Kindly resolve the issue as soon as possible

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danjovic wrote 12/20/2015 at 12:12 point

Well, I do have a suggestion: Retrocomputing Projects, for those projects who gave a new breath to antique machines, either by adding new peripherals or by replacing obsolete parts, even for complete rebuilds in modern platforms like FPGAs or other forms of hardware emulation.

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Jason Westervelt wrote 12/20/2015 at 12:42 point

Yay retro.  These old CPUs are great for learning because they lack the complexity of newer devices.

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 12/20/2015 at 14:01 point

There is already a list of concerned people in the #Hackaday TTLers :-D

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Mike M wrote 12/20/2015 at 21:17 point

What I liked back then is memory and cpu wasn't easy to come by. So you had to squeeze every bit out of what you had. Today they just throw the easiest cheapest program at a problem. They tend to be hogs on both memory and cpu.

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 12/21/2015 at 00:33 point

well, there already is list for similar projects

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Benchoff wrote 12/21/2015 at 01:22 point

I think there's enough of a difference between 'retrocomputing' and 'homebrew' to warrant another list.

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Ivan Lazarevic wrote 12/20/2015 at 01:27 point

only website admins can create lists for now

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James Cannan wrote 12/19/2015 at 21:29 point

How does one go about creating a new list? Are there any rules or regulations for creating a list?

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Jasmine Brackett wrote 12/20/2015 at 06:04 point

Hey James, only Hackaday admins can make lists at the moment. if you have a list to suggest, pm me. Cheers. 

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Malhar Deshmukh wrote 11/24/2015 at 12:52 point

I don't have PC with internet connection.I can write on my phone only.please fix the editor.I am unable to add space while writing this.the space added in this comment is by autocorrect of my phone.there are many issues while editing from phone.I'll tellyou the issues.

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