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May 26, 2007

Name the Thing Contest – 5

at 1:37 am. Filed under Contests

Congratulation to 56Effie and Kevin who were the winners last week.

The prize this week is a bluetooth dongle. If your computer doesn’t have bluetooth built in this dongle will allow you to do some Wiimote hacking.

This contest will run for this weekend only (May 26 – 27, 2007) . Ending time is based on central standard time. 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.


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

Added May 29, 2007

The device is a 5 volt regulator. This device would be used where you have a high voltage and need a stable 5 volt supply. For example a 7805 could be used to take the 12 volt power available in your car and produce a stable 5 volt power source for a microcontroller. There are of course many other uses for the device.

The winner is Peter D.
(There were 121 entries for this contest)

Thanks to all who entered.

Below is a picture of the prize.