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January 24, 2009

Name the Thing Contest – 73

at 1:39 am. Filed under Contests

This contest will run for one week (Jan 24- Jan 29, 2009) . 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 February 10, 2009

The item to guess was a Laser Diode 

The winner is Roger S. (There were 183 entries)


Below is a picture of the prize.


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24 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 73”

  1. Vintagepc Says:

    Too easy- You really should have used your mad photoshop skillz on that scale bar up top… 🙂

  2. Josh Says:

    Been a while since I’ve seen one outside of its natural habitat. Brings back many memories!

  3. luk-san Says:

    You can see this *** 2 time’s. one in left eye end second on right ;]

  4. vic Says:

    It’s a baby robot probably abandoned by a too versatile mother. Look how its sad eyes implore for your attention !

  5. Alex Says:

    I know what’s it but i can’t send the damn mail

  6. scoobywan Says:

    silly, this is version 1 of HAL, then they realized he just didn’t look creepy enough without glowing. 🙂

  7. Steve Prior Says:

    Why did I find it easier to name the gadget than to name the prize…

  8. rar Says:

    Is the make and model number really required? I actually burnt out one of these things the other day.

  9. Alan Parekh Says:

    Good catch Rar. It was a cut and past issue. No you don’t need to provide the make and model…

  10. maneuver Says:

    It’s The DeathStar!

  11. Vintagepc Says:

    Hmm… if I win, looks like I’ll have to actually get a USB gadget to charge with this 🙂

  12. Cpharding Says:

    wow… that was easy – first guess got it right lol, not gonna enter though as i don’t really fancy the prize this week

  13. Kozz Says:

    I guess I don’t work with this stuff too frequently… in studying the picture, it looks so darn familiar, yet I can’t quite place it… although I get the impression that the image is showing only a smaller portion of the whole. Am I right, perhaps?

  14. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Kozz,

    Yes, you are right, this is one end of the device.

  15. jman11 Says:

    when do you expect to have a winner

  16. sbojnik Says:

    whats the answer already?i wanna know if i got it rite

  17. Alex Says:

    it’s the new generation of bionic eyes. 20 Megapixels is more than enough for your old organic eye.
    This one simply plugs in your braain and you gave 20-20 vision.
    For the ones who were born blind or have suffered at a young age, we advice buying the memory database
    wich helps the brain to interpret the images.
    All this for the jaw-dropping price of 100 000$.
    Order right now.
    Any damage occured during reparatory surgeri will be discounted by the hospital, however, later damage
    exceeds the 20 hr.waranty will be payed by the instalee.

  18. Josh - The vinyl cutter guy Says:

    I was also impressed how easy this was. Ironically, I was more confuzzled by the prize. What is that, an iphone charger? Sheesh, some days man.


  19. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Jman,

    Winner will be announced in a day or two.

  20. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Josh,

    The prize is a USB charger, charge anything that plugs into USB (iPod, GPS…)

  21. Alex Says:

    sory, i had som spelling mistakes, my darn keyboard ain’t workin right

  22. Alex Says:

    now it didn’t write an ,,r”

  23. Omar S. Says:

    when is the winner going to be announced?

  24. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced. Thanks to everyone who played!

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