Category: Hacks

Hacking (not just for computer operators), DIY Hacks, Craft hack, Hacks for the Home, Life hacks

As a verb – cut with rough or heavy blows.
OR to gain unauthorised access to data in a system or computer; to program quickly and roughly.

As a noun

  • a piece of computer code providing a quick or inelegant solution to a particular problem.
  • a strategy or technique for managing one’s time or activities more efficiently.

The focus at Eco Makery is on household objects rather than digital or technical hacks.

Compared with other creative reuse methods such as repurposing and upcycling, hacks have a focus on speed. Think: a quick hack.

They often have a quality of simplicity and cleverness.

Hackaday’s definition:

Hacking is an art form that uses something in a way in which it was not originally intended.

They go on to say: “This highly creative activity can be highly technical, simply clever, or both. Hackers bask in the glory of building it instead of buying it, repairing it rather than trashing it, and raiding their junk bins for new projects every time they can steal a few moments away.”

According to Filippa Malmegård from ScrapHacker, Hacking has the meaning of “investing energy and TLC into an object, thereby transforming the object into something of functional, aesthetic or emotional value.”



Google’s English dictionary – provided by Oxford Languages