I can picture questions like this popping up everywhere:
- How do I hack a treadmill?
- How do I hack my alarm clock?
- How do I hack my garage door opener?
Some of those things aren't really meant to be hacked. We already have one question like this: Using the Waspmote Sensor Board. It isn't that bad alone, but questions like this could add up and really clutter our site.
The treadmill is already on EE (answered my me). Some devices that use AC shouldn't really be messed with, especially from users who don't even know that it is dangerous, or how to do it in the first place. However, I do believe that some of these "hacking questions" may be useful. For example, should we allow, "How do I simulate pressing a physical push button on a PCB?" What should we do about this?
Edit: After a while, questions like this seem to have died down. This doesn't seem like a problem now.