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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.


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15 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 5”

  1. L0rd_D4rk Says:

    I’m pretty sure I’m right, I have used it so many times… 🙂

  2. Clark Hummell Says:

    I want me some BT!

  3. NGinuity Says:

    Yeah I dont have anything bluetooth either on my PC

  4. Name the Thing Contest - 5 at Technology Blog Says:

    […] Original post by http://hackedgadgets.com/2007/05/26/name-the-thing-contest-5/ […]

  5. BrandonU Says:

    I use this part quite often! 🙂

  6. Zachary Says:

    Things would certainly be a lot more difficult without a pile of these at hand! 🙂

  7. Joven Says:

    Ha ha! I just swaped one of these out last week.

  8. Josh Says:

    Come on guys, can we try harder than that, heck all someone would have to do is Google the part number, and they could email you a spec sheet in under 2 minutes of posting, if they worked fast.
    Iv’e never even used one personally, but I knew what it was as soon as I saw the numbers on it.

  9. Josh Says:

    Wait, i have used one, it’s in my parts bin right now… forgot about it, it came with my little hobby kit.

  10. Name the thing contest · 2k Bloggers - The Face of the Blogosphere (a blog of bloggers blogging) Says:

    […] Hacked Gadgets blog has a contest JUST FOR THIS WEEKEND. Take a look at the picture of the thing on this page and guess what it is and what it can be used for. You might win another thing! I could probably come up with some uses for the thing in the picture but honestly I do not know what it is. Do you??? You might want to look at this blog in any case because it has a lot of gadgets on it. Who doesn’t like gadgets? […]

  11. Kevin Says:

    @Josh (#8)
    yeah but without the numbers it could be a lot of things

  12. Zillaphreak Says:

    Josh (#8)
    You assume that everyone in front of a computer is familiar with small electronics. This contest is a great teaching tool. It makes an individual research and learn what something is used for or how something works. The person doesn’t know it but they are learning. They only thing they are looking the info up to get a prize. If schools could incorporate something similar we would have geniuses walking around.

  13. steve ward Says:

    its a 7805 ^&*^&*^&*^&*^^%^&%

  14. Alan Parekh Says:

    The winner has been added to the post.

    Thanks to everyone who entered!

  15. Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog » Blog Archive » Name the Thing Contest - 6 Says:

    […] Congratulation to Peter D. who was the winner last week. The first prize this week is a 2.5″ PATA hard disk enclosure that allows you to take your data on the road. Just slide in a drive (not included) and plug into your USB port. I use thumb drives a lot but quite often I am left using FTP to transfer files, this would certainly solve that problem. […]

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