Hacked Gadgets Forum

January 18, 2008

What it is and isn’t Contest

at 11:55 pm. Filed under Contests


Congratulation to the last contest winner.

A little something different this time. There will be two prizes and two ways to enter. Just like the Name the Thing Contests in the past you can send your answer by email. You can also guess what it isn’t by leaving a comment in the comments section below. The contest will run till mid-week instead of just the weekend, January 19 – 23, 2008 . Ending time is based on central standard time.

Prizes for this week will be a few cool watches that will control almost any TV.


Name the Thing
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 Contest" as the subject, and the message body consisting of:

  •  The name of the item in the above picture
  •  An example of what the item pictured above can be used for

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


Guess What it isn’t
Have some fun with it, simply reply in the comments what this device isn’t. :) Make it funny, crazy, weird… Just use your imagination. With a short vote the best comment will win the prize. Have a look at my first comment for an example 


Added January 28, 2008

The item to guess was a  Cassegrain Unit. No clues on this one, I was thinking that no one would get it but I was surprized that there were a bunch of correct answers (not as many as usual though). The winner of the email submission is  Michael A.

The winner of the comment portion is Jordan Horwich (comment 14)

"It is the machine that keeps the center of our earth spinning. Without it the core of our earth would stop, there would be no magnetic poles, and our atmosphere would shut down. We would probably all die from a big asteroid without our atmosphere. :( All the different slots in it hold all of the gearing mechanisms. They help the Earth maintain a constant speed. Normally, there would also be a big energy shield protecting it from the heat in the middle of the Earth. And finally, without this machine, we would have to do something like they did in the movie Core (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/core/#synopsis) where they had to use nuclear bombs to get the earth spinning again."

Thanks to all who entered.



Below are pictures of the prizes.