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April 25, 2008

Name the Thing Contest – 47

at 11:15 pm. Filed under Contests


Congratulations to the last contest winner.
The mini helicopter prize this week will help with your hand eye coordination.
This contest will run for one week (April 26 – May 1, 2008) . 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 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.


Added May 2, 2008 

The item to guess was a Solenoid Stepper Switch

"A 10 pole 27 throw (10P27T) rotary switch which can be incremented one step at a time by driving a solenoid. This is the kind of switch that was used extensively in telephone switching before the arrival of solid state circuitry."

The winner is Jonathan P.

Thanks to all who entered.


Below is a picture of the prize.



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7 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 47”

  1. Gadgetism.org Says:

    Name the Thing Contest – 47…

    [Source: Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog] quoted: The mini helicopter prize this week will help with your hand eye coordination. This contest will run for one week (April 26 – May 1, 2008) ….

  2. Lukas Says:

    Wow mini helicopter, give it to meeeee !!!!!

  3. Gleb Says:

    And the name of the helcopter isn’t part of the contest, so can you publish model, please?

  4. Jack Says:

    were do we see the last contest’s ‘correct answer’?

  5. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Jack,

    The answer and link to more information is in italic. Click on the first link in this contest to go directly to the last contest.

  6. Name the Thing Contest - 48 - Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog Says:

    […] to the last contest winner. The knife we are giving away this week will help you void warranties like no ones business when you […]

  7. DigitalMind Says:

    I have one of those helicopters, they’re lots of fun !
    ( http://www.techienation.com/?p=61 )

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