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November 22, 2008

Name the Thing Contest – 68

at 1:08 am. Filed under Contests

The prize this week is sponsored by Gadget Gangster. Gadget Gangster offers electronics projects designed by the community. It’s free to post your project and they’ll split the sales with you! Get started now and get a 4-pack of their project boards for free. Sign up to Gadget Gangster here. The cool Arduino prize should help you bring your ideas to life, seems like they are taking the DIY scene by storm these days.  This contest will run for one week (Nov 22 – Nov 27, 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 below.


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 December 1, 2008 

The item to guess was a BlackBerry Curve Circuit Board

The winner is Curtis B.

Thanks to all who entered (there were 237 entries)


Below is a picture of the prize.


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25 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 68”

  1. mykeyFinn Says:

    If you’ve never seen one before it is really hard to figure out, nice hard one guys but I liked the challenge

  2. bender386 Says:

    After a while on google I think I got it.

  3. Vintagepc Says:

    Not very difficult, if you’re familiar with the latest devices… but still fun to try to find!

  4. luk-san Says:

    easy one

  5. Josh Says:

    Again, another contest where I’d prefer the thing to guess to the prize. But, then, who wouldn’t? The prize is still desirable, though!

  6. Alan Parekh Says:

    Yes, for this one if you have a good idea of what it could be Google will be your friend. 🙂

  7. Mitch Says:

    what it is is simple, but the model on the otherhad.. wouldn’t have a clue

  8. ben wardill Says:

    I have no idea yet what the thing is, I can’t even say for sure what the prize is. Can someone please tell me what the prize is?

  9. mykeyFinn Says:

    Arduino Pro – 5V/16MHz see link that says Arduino Prize

  10. chris Says:

    the prize is a open source programmable microcontroller, called the arduino pro. A version of the Arduino made by sparkfun.com. The device is programmed via serial you can use it to control various electronics like LCD’s, and Motors, ETC. For More info go to http://www.arduino.cc

  11. Curtis Says:

    Do we need to specify a model name for the product pictured?

  12. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Curtis,

    The actual model isn’t needed but you will have to know what type of device the board is for and what it can be used for.

  13. Mbarry Says:

    Holy crap this was easy…

  14. tmd Says:


    80% of America could recognize the corporate logo, however cleaved it might be. The other card doesn’t make it any harder.

    Might as well do the NES one again.

  15. mbarry Says:

    Well…Partially because I just happen to have taken one apart…

  16. Steve Prior Says:

    I actually think that the model should be required for entries like this where the thing really is pretty specific. Makes it more fun/challenging to find the answer (which I did). Without requiring the model number it becomes less of an easter egg hunt and more of a boring raffle. But for another recent contest (the vibrating motor) the answer wouldn’t require a specific model number because it’s a more generic component/device. Should probably give some award to folks who come up with the funniest non-answer – whoever came up with “steampunk corn on the cob” on another recent contest owes me some napkins…

  17. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Steve,

    When I was putting this one together I was debating how detailed I should make it. I want to have some very hard ones, and some easier ones so that everyone has a chance to play. But don’t worry there are some very hard ones around the corner. 🙂

  18. Steve Prior Says:

    I’m not sure I’m up to your very hard ones… If this one was model specific I’d consider it only medium hard (probably about my speed) because of the significant/obvious clues… Your hard ones seem to be ones you’d only get if you had some very specific experience, so they’re either doable or impossible. This one you could figure out by using the clue to make a basic assumption, then doing some searches based on that assumption and with a little luck finding the answer and having a good entry, but you didn’t have to be in a specific field in some specific time period to be able to get it.

    I do enjoy the contests, it’s the only contest of any kind I care enough to attempt to enter.

  19. william Says:

    So who won?

  20. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi William,

    The winner should be announced this weekend.

  21. Jack S. Says:

    When will the winner be announced

  22. Jack S. Says:


  23. Alan Parekh Says:

    Sorry for the delay. The winner has been announced.

  24. Curtisbeef Says:

    Thanks guys I have been a PIC user and have wanted to play around with a Arduino for a while now. Im trying to figure out what project im going to use it for. Thanks again 🙂

  25. Kilos Says:

    lol at impatience…

    Congrats Curtis!

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