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May 9, 2008

Guess what this isn’t contest – 2

at 10:57 pm. Filed under Contests

Congratulation to the last contest winner. No emails this time, we are going to do another Guess what this isn’t contest since the last one was so much fun! Simply reply in the comments what this device isn’t. 🙂 Make it funny, crazy, weird… Just use your imagination. You can enter more than once if you come up with more than one thought. With a short vote the best comment will win the prize. The prize this week will be another one of those cool tiny helicopters. This contest will run from Saturday to Friday (May 10, 2008 – May 16, 2008) . Ending time is based on central standard time.

Have a look at my first comment for an example entry.


Added May 30, 2008 

The comment selected was #14. Selecting one was very hard, there were so many good ones!

"It’s the brand new *-Flex Machine, a combination weight loss and exercise innovation. Yes, for just 360 payments of $39.99 you too can exercise along with our patent-pending fat-sloughing system. Just think, as you work to firm your love handles, you’ll be drenched then wrung dry to get the most out of your workout session. But wait, that’s not all, for a mere 19.99 per month, we’ll provide you with our special formula diet meals that will increase your weight loss even more!

*Testimonial* I used the *-Flex Machine and lost 150lbs of excess weight in just 6 weeks, try it and you can too! ** Results not typical; paid posthumous endorsement.

Disclaimer: The FDA has not certified the *-Flex Machine for weight loss. Certain side effects, including increased appetite, broken bones, diarrhea, flu, ebola, and death, may occur as a result of using the *-Flex Machine. All sales final, contract binding under the fair credit act of 2006."

The winner is Mike.

Thanks to all who entered.


Below is a pictures of the prize. 



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85 Responses to “Guess what this isn’t contest – 2”

  1. Trey G. Says:

    A automatic 6-foot subway sandwich maker.

  2. Mark Says:

    …from deep in the bowels of the closed Itasca Factory, I present to you, the Lickamator 5000.

    This is the very machine that Willy Wonka himself used to create the wallpaper that can
    be licked. Yes, the bananas taste like bananas, the cherries taste like cherries, and
    the schnozberries taste like…you guessed it, schnozberries.

    As you can see, the machine no longer is supplied with rolls of wallpaper, the original
    manufacturer, having gone bellyup in the great Oompa Uprising of ’92. But this machine
    is in pristine condition and retrofitted with modern electronics for the 21st
    century (conducted after Charlie took over the factory).

    [machine photo donated by Slugworth Industries, Inc]

  3. Guess What This Isn’t Says:

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  4. Colin R Says:

    This brilliant new unit will let you get a great tan from the built in tanning bed designed by NASA engineers while letting you rip your lats, delts and pecks on the orange back press bars all while watching the latest television shows on a state of the art plamsa personal tv*
    Just plug it into your common household 840V outlet and let it do the magic while consuming a measly 18000W of power.
    *may not be exactly as shown, limited to availability.

  5. aib Says:

    This device is (not) the dream of contesters world-wide!
    It allows you to win any prize (say, an RC helicopter). Its operating principle is surprisingly simple, unlike the physics involved. What you do is, have the subject curl up in the curved “containment” area. After you calibrate and operate the device, the subject is instantly swapped with an instance of themselves in a parallel universe where they have already won the previously specified prize. Now, finding a universe where the subject is holding the said prize in hand is another matter; that’s what all the fancy controls are about. (For details, see pg. 19754 of the operating manual)
    It’s said that even virtually impossible goals are attainable with this device, e.g. by finding a universe where rules are reversed; such as one with a contest where only non-participants can win, or where you have to answer incorrectly…

  6. aib Says:

    Alan, you were so close to getting the answer (#1). I feel it’s my duty to correct you.
    This is, in fact, an automated carpet roller! What you do is, take two hands of the carpet, insert them into the device, enter some operating parameters such as the length, breadth and thickness of the carpet, the “softness constant” and set the squishiness you want. After that, all you have to do is press a button and it automatically rolls your carpet for you! Easy deal.

  7. Kjell Stenberg Says:

    It’s a screen-on-tan printing applicator. People lay down in the bed, an assistant enters in pertinent information (sometimes adding in Xtras like tatoos), hits the “GO” button and the bars take over basting the body in an even coat of tanning agents. The refillable ink cartridge can handle all suitable paint colors for the most versatile of applications including military camouflage; pink easter bunny; the typical Floridian, LA, or Brazilian tan; silver or metallic sheen for Star Trek or Star Wars droid enthusiasts; smurf; etc. LIMITED TIME OFFER – have your newborn dyed with special glo-in-the-dark dye to make it easier on your eyes during those late nights! (Note: baby must be clean and cooperative for best results).

  8. Spindizy Says:

    This is the prototype home-kit fruit roll-ups maker. Still in testing phases, this will allow any kid on the block to own/operate their own fruit roll-ups manufacturing and distribution. Any kid who sends in 500,000 UPC’s off of fruit roll-ups boxes can have theirs for FREE (Plus 1600$ S+H). The advantages to the home-kit are as follows: Printing of logos/images on fruit roll-ups. (Print your new crush a box of fruit roll-ups with their picture on them, they will be yours in no time!) Nearly endless supply of fruity goodness. Refilling this device is alot like refilling an inkjet printer, We’ll even send you the “ink” when you run out, for a small fortun…er, ah, fee, of course!

  9. Nathan Says:

    A tanning bed.

  10. ps1x Says:

    This is new russian national project – nano robat that can construct itself. President sad that national projects are priorities for development. But because only bears and alcoholics still live in russia they make nano robat not that nano. (just kiddin, russia is my homeland)

  11. James Says:

    Is it a fliny tying helicopter?

  12. Bruno Says:

    Of course the machine in the picture above is a superconducting magnet, capable of bending the light with it’s huge magnetic fields. The principal purpose of this machine is to bend light beans in an angle of 180º, causing a front colision betwen the photons of the original light bean, generating matter from the energy gained due this colision. The element created depends of the initial frequency of the original light bean.
    The bean must enter in the left side of the machine. The black and yellow tape can be moved freely and transport the supercurrent, creating the huge magnetic field needed to bend the light.
    It’s very important to keep metal suff away from this device, sice it can cause a simple paper clip to become a deadly projectile, due the huge magnetic fields involved.

  13. Ben Says:

    This is a prototype for the next generation xbox. it’s portable and comes with a built in screen.

  14. Travis Says:

    This is the “New and Improved” Politician Maker 3000. When you get tired of your current political representative, you can just come to this machine and purchase another. Politicians are made of clear transparent material fed from the back so you can see what they’re really full of. This is only a prototype machine, and can only produce politicians of current quality, the next generation machine will actually be able to produce ones that actually work and do what you want them to do. Due to size constraints the B.S. inserter and the Talk Box constructor are housed in different buildings.

  15. Varun Says:

    Presenting the latest Top Secret Nuclear Facility! It keeps your Top Secret Nuclear Facility Top Secret by secretly making it hidden. Not only does it keep it hidden but also stops any trespassers by stopping them dead in their tracks to stop them from discovering your Top Secret Nuclear Facility!

    No Fuss. Installation is as easy as buying it. Just fill out the form and mail it to Mr Billy B. at:

    Pot Erects Building
    Long Beach Road
    England – 421212

    or get Billy at : http://www.area51newmexico.com/billy.php

  16. pryapart Says:

    It’s a modern version of this: http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2008/05/13/gimmicks-for-beauty/

    Legal only in New York apparently (thankfully).

  17. William Says:

    This was Poland’s response to IBM’s Deep Blue in 1996. Unfortunately, the device was largely rejected once word got out that the extent of its functions were limited to multi-colored blinking lights and a bios, beep-code version of the Polish National Anthem, ma’zurɛk dɔmbrɔf’skʲɛgɔ, played in loop.

  18. William Says:

    This is a leaked photograph of President George Bush’s commissioned but as-of-yet unfinished mind-control machine. The caution tape design was implemented soon after Mr. Bush and vice President Cheney mistook its long trough for a urinal after an evening of whiskey shots and prank calls to the Vatican.

  19. William Says:

    This is the control module for Senator Hillary Clinton’s left hemisphere. The left half of her brain was replaced by a small but powerful computer after injuries sustained from sniper fire in Bosnia, 1996. Linear reasoning and language functions, taking place in the temporal-parietal junction of the left hemisphere, are meant to be controlled by the implanted software. Sadly, the unit stopped functioning during the recent presidential primaries.

  20. William Says:

    This machine, now in the possession of a “murder memorabilia” collector, was devised and built by a manic depressive, bi-polar schizophrenic with the sole purpose of ending the life of media celebrity Joan Rivers – for reasons yet unknown. Its function was to cause instant cellular deceleration and deconstruction of all organic matter when activated with a human inside its armature. After Ms Rivers was chloroformed and removed from her Beverly Hills mansion around midnight last week, the perpetrator placed her within the confines of the machine. The machine performed flawlessly; however the perpetrator was found passed out on his basement floor, apparently after having discovered Ms. Rivers –alive and cursing – with all but her left ear and two big toes remaining.

  21. Aldo Ayala Says:

    I’m sure it is not an automated , self cleaning ,auto wiping toilet , and i’m sure the screen isn’t an Media player

  22. William Says:

    This was the first and last fully automated, pet-hair macramé machine. Users would place their squirming pet (be it the unlucky dog or cat) within the steel structure – then by selecting the desired macramé pattern from the digital display on the left, they could turn their pet into a walking show-piece. For a brief period in the mid 1980’s there were countless dachshunds, collies and other long-haired breeds with dreadlocked, owl patterned backsides and knot-braided legs. The ASPCA quickly stepped in and cited numerous cruelties due to the machine, including the loss of the Rastafarian movement’s identity. The machine was dissembled and shipped to a Chinese buyer, where it is now installed in the kitchen of a downtown Beijing restaurant – turning stray dogs into “designer” food for the high-society Chinese. Latest information suggests that the continuous-squareknot Pomeranian soufflé-aux-de-la-fruit is a major success; along with the popular slipknot-hitch cocker spaniel mandarin appetizer.

  23. William Says:

    After expenditures nearing 50 million dollars, representing nearly half of Poland’s GDP, the country successfully completed the design and construction of the world’s first computer controlled Abacus. This is a photo taken just before the large; aluminum beads were strung along the rods of the machine. According to Poland’s Prime Minister, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, “after years of research and development the Polish people now have the ability to conduct calculations that result in numbers with up to four decimal places!” The final day of construction marks the new Polish national holiday, “Święto Państwowe Weilkist Toiewent” which translates as “We Have Enslaved the Number!”

  24. William Says:

    This is not your grandmother’s loom boys and girls, this is the counterbalanced Loomtronic 7000. Put your achy little arthritic fingers to rest grandma, this bad-boy can churn out your formulaic old rug designs in under two minutes flat. Yes ladies and gentlemen, your wait is over – step out of the way “Fruit of the Loom,” there’s a new kid on the block, which can make your too-tight-for-comfort-itchy-as-heck-why-are-my-cheeks-chaffing whitey titees faster than a sweatshop worker on crack-cocaine. This is it folks, this is the answer to the world’s sheep overpopulation problem. An entire village of Ukrainian retirees were put to the Loomtronic 7000 challenge; and after nearly nineteen straight hours, and four cardiac arrests, the Loomtronic 7000 still outproduced and outpaced the competition. If the Sheik of Tajikistan bought one for making his custom silk underpants, why shouldn’t you own one?

  25. Al Boosh Says:

    It’s Yellow Safety Tape—stuck to a prop that WASN’T used in the Christian Bale film the Machinist.

  26. Al Boosh Says:

    When Indiana Jones cracked open the crate that was supposed to hold The Ark of The Covenant he found this instead. It’s actually a high gain antenna array used to summon the forces of evil that was captured by the Knights Templar just before they defeated Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard in 1177. It ended up in the hands of some Masonic splinter group until their disappearance or destruction in the later half of the 18th century. It wasn’t until Dan Brown was completing research for a new novel did the details of this item surface in 2002.

  27. Al Boosh Says:

    It’s not a blah, blah, blah, blah, BLAH! Emphasis on the BLAH!

  28. Almost_There Says:

    I don’t know what it is, but I’m sure it ain’t cheap.

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  30. Chris Rouse Says:

    Its the latest in plastic surgery automation, this model is currently in beta stages with only bout 50% success rate, place person in the hopper and they come out with all there right body pars and faculties but not unnecessarily in the right order or correct preportion.

  31. aib Says:

    Little fix…. #56

    take two _corners_ of the carpet and put them in, doh!

  32. RSKueffner Says:

    An industrial towel dispenser.

  33. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced.

    Lots of fun reading! Thanks. 🙂

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