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Shree Suresh 03/07/2014 at 19:19149 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 Hackaday.io, 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 Hackaday.io 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.

Mentions

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.

Bits

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.

Details

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.

Components

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.

Discussions

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.

Mentions

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.

Gallery

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 Hackaday.io 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.


Hackaday.io 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:

Links

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.

Images

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 Hackaday.io. 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 Hackaday.io either. To prevent this, you may want to add your images manually.

Videos

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.

Styling

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.

Discussions

West wrote 3 days ago point

What does one do when they join a team for one of the projects?

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Ryan Clarke wrote 6 days ago point

Is there anyway to use Markdown on Hackaday.io?

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reza rizky ananda wrote 06/20/2017 at 05:44 point

sorry, mmm, can, a teen join a HACK.DAY

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Bharbour wrote 06/19/2017 at 16:18 point

Is it possible to put a zip or tar file with source code up for a project?

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Morning.Star wrote 06/19/2017 at 16:44 point

Yes, just hit the Document button and browse for the ZIP. I dont know about Tar, I havent tried but Zips do upload. :-)
You can put anything you like in the Upload section of your project.

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Bharbour wrote 06/19/2017 at 17:12 point

The Document button shows up in the "Team Room", I just want to put this in the regular project section. Also, I don't see zip as a legal format in the Team Room choices.

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Morning.Star wrote 06/20/2017 at 05:59 point

OK :-)

No, that doesnt work I'm afraid. You have 1GB of upload space per project, you can put anything you like in there.

Zip doesnt appear in the list, but it does work. Just change the list filter to All Files for them to show up. I've used it to send zips to some of my team containing vector graphic templates that wont upload. You can use zip like a wrapper for anything this way.

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Bharbour wrote 06/20/2017 at 17:34 point

I just uploaded a zip file into my new project: 

https://hackaday.io/project/25558-screen-capture-utility-for-tektronix-ths720-scopes

but it looks like you have to be a team member to see it, even for a public project. I am not sure what use the file area is, if it won't take a file...

Thanks,

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Morning.Star wrote 06/21/2017 at 06:56 point

That caught me out too, once. ;-) I uploaded a file and it didnt appear. I havent managed to repeat it...

At the bottom of the details section of the project, where it says 'Add Files' there is a button. Use this to bring up the files page and add the zip file from that.

These files should be visible to everyone. From my side, your project doesnt appear to have any files - my guess is it didnt upload correctly.

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Bharbour wrote 06/04/2017 at 14:45 point

How do you get your project added to relevant lists?

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Benchoff wrote 06/04/2017 at 17:22 point

What list? PM whoever is in charge of the list.

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Bharbour wrote 06/04/2017 at 20:48 point

Thanks,

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2006softail2006 wrote 05/21/2017 at 22:34 point

how do I search for something specific like an emp for slot machines or vending machines

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Mr.ip-0ne wrote 05/13/2017 at 17:06 point

why the search of hackaday isn't working?

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lantramnamcodon wrote 05/08/2017 at 15:06 point

why the search bar of hackaday isn't working?

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ActualDragon wrote 05/08/2017 at 15:32 point

try posting to #Feedback - Hackaday.io

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Бранислав Сантрач wrote 05/06/2017 at 20:29 point

hello add, nice :) afk no return: halt... ok it is... next 0 hry hello 

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Бранислав Сантрач wrote 05/06/2017 at 20:29 point

add me :) nice 

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anastas.car wrote 01/04/2017 at 09:28 point

why there isn't my project in newest project section?

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ikedubaku wrote 10/24/2016 at 09:05 point

nice site .  I like to know if there is spmeone here knows about LCD for TVs

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David J. Sandoval wrote 09/18/2016 at 17:47 point

I have made many electronic projects, it is my passion and gradually I'll go up some

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David J. Sandoval wrote 09/18/2016 at 17:44 point

i am new to social networking and my English is not very good but I think hckaday is fabulous and I really like

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maltee wrote 09/18/2016 at 00:09 point

how safe is it hackday?

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Another.one wrote 09/12/2016 at 05:40 point

from memory : hacking is changing something from something to something that the author did not originally intend.

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lantramnamcodon wrote 09/12/2016 at 10:54 point

hacking is inactivity the protect mechanism or using security hole.

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Richard De St Croix wrote 09/11/2016 at 16:10 point

Hacking is not a perjorative term, its a functional description. It means using your understanding of the technology you're engaged with to make it do what you want. It's that simple. 

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 09/05/2016 at 18:19 point

Are you confusing hackers and script kiddies ?

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ewaoles.200 wrote 07/12/2016 at 12:58 point

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ewaoles.200 wrote 07/12/2016 at 12:58 point

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