Hackaday Acquires DIY Hardware Marketplace Tindie

Tindie, the marketplace for makers to fund and sell their hardware creations, is being acquired by maker blog Hackaday.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Tindie has previously raised $1.7 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Slow Ventures, among others.

Hackaday, a popular blog that features DIY technology projects, was acquired in 2013 by SupplyFrame, which is an advertising network for the electronics industry.

The acquisition is a seemingly good fit, as Tindie is a retail outlet for electronic components that are commonly needed to create products featured on Hackaday.

By linking the two sites together, SupplyFrame should be able to provide Hackaday readers with an easy way to purchase the electronic supplies they need, while at the same time acquiring a new future revenue stream.

The company also hinted that it may eventually combine Tindie with project-hosting site Hackaday.io, which would “create the world’s largest repository of (working) Open Hardware products.”