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October 24, 2009

Name the Thing Contest – 104

at 12:59 am. Filed under Contests

Thanks to the LAlarm for sponsoring the contest this week. They will be providing $200 worth of business licenses of their Laptop Alarm software. It is still free for personal use but this means that you will be able to turn a USB key into a security device and use it in the office. Their LAlarm software was featured here at Hacked Gadgets last month .

"LAlarm™ is free laptop alarm security software. LAlarm sounds an alarm when a laptop is in danger of being stolen or losing data, and it can recover and destroy data if the laptop is stolen. LAlarm consists of five alarms and other security functions designed to protect laptops and sensitive data."

You won’t be able to look around for the pictures this week, I took them about 10 minutes ago from a surplus product that I bought a few weeks ago. I cracked the case open and removed this circuit board, there more to the system. The rest of it is interfaced to using the two spring terminals shown above the largest black rectangular item in the picture. I am not looking for anything very detailed, just try to determine what the unit is that this circuit board came from. I look forward to reading the replies since I was very surprised to see this much circuitry inside! There are lots of additional pictures on page 2 and if you want to see the full size images they are available here on flickr.

This contest will run for one week (October 24- 30, 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 November 6, 2009

The item to guess was the Sunroof Motor Controller By FoMoCo (complete pictures added)

The winners are Craig F., Michael A., John G. and Josh G..  (There were 14 entries, this was a hard one!)


Below is a screen shot of the the prize.


See page 2 for lots more pictures



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5 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 104”

  1. Mike Says:

    This one is a bit of a challenge…

  2. Almost_There Says:

    How detailed do we have to be? I know what it’s used in, but not exactly which function it’s used for. Is that okay?

  3. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Mike,

    Yes, I was thinking that it would be very tough when I was taking the pictures!

  4. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Almost there,

    You don’t have to be very descriptive. For all I know this is used for another 10 applications. If you know what it is used for that would be enough.

  5. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winners announced.

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