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April 20, 2007

Name the Thing Contest – 2

at 5:40 pm. Filed under Contests

Last weeks weekend contest was a great success. This week there will be two items given away to two lucky winners.

Giveaway item 1 is a graphic LCD module, thanks to David from uC Hobby for providing this module!
Giveaway item 2 is another camera tripod.

This contest will run for this weekend only (April 20 – 22, 2007) . To enter, identify the item pictured above and give an example of what can be done with it. Also go over to uC Hobby and comment on your favorite project listed there. Please do not give the answer in the comments.


Once you are done send an email to contest @ hackedgadgets.com with “Name the Thing” as the subject consisting of:
* The name of the item in the above picture
* An example of what the item pictured above can be used for
* The uC Hobby article name that you commented on

The winners will be chosen at random from all of the correct entries.

Below is a picture of the graphical LCD (more details can be found here), and the tripod.

Added April 24, 2007

The picture is a Basic Stamp 2, it is a microcontroller so it can be used for anything from flashing an LED to being the brains of a robot.

The winner of the LCD Display is Matthew L.
The winner of the Tripod is Joel D.

Thanks to all who entered.


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24 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 2”

  1. Tim Mulligan Says:

    i found it.. and set in my email

  2. BronzeG3 Says:

    Is there a name to this LCD so I can look up some data sheets? From what I’ve seen, a PIC running at 40 MHz would have trouble controlling this, so I’m looking at a dsPIC which can run up to 120 MHz or so.

  3. L0rd_D4rk Says:

    I think i know the answer, I sent my mail….

    That LCD must be too cool in my PC case πŸ™‚

  4. Alan Parekh Says:

    I have had some people asking for a hint… I will say, look closely at the chip and remember that Google is your friend. πŸ™‚

  5. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hey Bronze,

    Better than a name, go to this page to see more pictures. There is also a link to the data sheet for the LCD.

  6. Someone else Says:

    This is so easy that it is embarrassing.

  7. BronzeG3 Says:

    i don’t know how i missed the data-sheet link πŸ™

  8. john Says:

    wow this one was easy, i actually just got done messing with one of these just the other day, so to my supprise when i saw the contest, i immediately sent my email…..lol

  9. Kevin Says:

    yeah it’s kind of easy, lets hope i win this one!

  10. Berni Says:

    I know this one

  11. Berni Says:

    Oh and make the next one a bit harder.I didnt even have to think about google.

    Thats a cool LCD btw

  12. Dave Says:

    Too hard for me.. πŸ™

  13. James Says:

    i found out what it is……………
    soooooooooooooooo easy

  14. Berni Says:

    Heres a clue for those that dont know :The letters on the silk screening cary the anser.

  15. Clifton Says:

    considering that the first result on google gives the answer this is rather simplistic to guess

  16. NGinuity Says:

    So who won this thing anyway?

  17. Alan Parekh Says:

    Sorry for the delay, the winners will be announced later today.

  18. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winners announced, see the post for details.

  19. Error: Access Denied Says:

    I am ‘teh win’!

    Well, I got the email today letting me know that I won this lovely LCD screen by playing Hacked Gadgets'”Name That Thing” Contest. You should go check out their site, it’s got plenty of related electronics-hacking stuff.

  20. Shadyman Says:

    It’s easy enough if you know what it is.

    Maybe future contests should have identifying letters blurred out? πŸ˜‰

  21. NGinuity Says:

    Guess I am writing an article for free parts. Hmmm, the possibilities πŸ™‚

  22. Alan Parekh Says:

    I will have to come up with something a bit harder for the weekend coming up. πŸ™‚

  23. Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog » Blog Archive » Name the Thing Contest - 3 Says:

    […] Congratulation to Matthew and Joel who won last week. There will also be two winners this week. Giveaway item 1 is a laser pointer pen with a built in 256MB USB drive. Giveaway item 2 is a USB SD card reader. This contest will run for this weekend only (April 27 – 29, 2007) . To enter, identify the item pictured above and give an example of what can be done with it. Please do not give the answer in the comments. […]

  24. Rohit Arora Says:

    Hi, I can’t understand how to add your site in my rss reader. Can you Help me, please πŸ™‚

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