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January 16, 2010

Name the Thing Contest – 115

at 1:43 am. Filed under Contests


Thanks to Ponoko for sponsoring the contest this week. They are providing a $50 gift voucher to a lucky winner to allow you to spread your creative wings and have your own design built. Here are some details about how the process works. When you are done creating your master piece you can make some cash by selling it to the masses from your own Ponoko Showroom. Only catch with the $50 gift voucher is that it must be used to have your creation built. You can’t go the easy route and just buy something from someones showroom, I don’t think that would be a problem though since you are all real creative thinkers! I would love to see a few pictures of the creation that the winner comes up with. 🙂


“What’s Ponoko?

Ponoko is the new sustainable way to design, make and deliver products worldwide.

It’s a creative place where designers can make their ideas real, and sell them to the world. The website gives designers an online workshop and factory to make their designs, along with an online showroom to promote them.”

This contest will run for one week (January 16, 2010 – January 22, 2010) . 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. Make and model isn’t needed just what it is and what it can be used for is fine.

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 Feb 6, 2009

The item to guess was a Makerbot Watch

The winner is Richard G.


Below is a pictures of the prize.



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12 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 115”

  1. pelrun Says:

    You might want to do a better job of redacting the image; I can still easily read the words at the bottom.

    Curse our amazing pattern-recognition capabilities! 🙂

  2. Pete Says:

    not that redacting makes a difference anybody following the hacker space in the last few months knows what this is. and i would love to have one of these myself.

  3. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Pelrun,

    If you can make out that text your eyes are better than mine! I didn’t want to block it out 100% so that there was a slim possibility that someone could get a small hint if they could make some of it out.

    I think you fit into the gifted category that gets the hint. 🙂

  4. Nemo Says:

    Got it on my second search, 1st result 😀

  5. Jon Says:

    Seems rather simple, the circle in the x-ray is a huge hint.

    Jon @ WoodMarvels.com

  6. christopher Says:

    it looks like Eagle layout software, at first glance i thought it was something else but the other thing has more spots around the edges and then i saw the diode symbols and realized what it was.

    yeah its pretty easy to read the last part, and that really gave it away

  7. Jonathan Pelham Says:

    For those of us not gifted in this area how to we find out.
    Where can we find out what it is?
    I’ve seen several of these fly by and not recognised any except some of the discrete components.
    After the competition is over of course.

  8. jane jakins Says:


  9. Karrie Says:

    irobot or deathstar

  10. Shadyman Says:

    @Jonathan Pelham:

    Alan usually posts up what it was after the contest is over.

  11. Shadyman Says:

    I’d go for the prize AND one of what we’re guessing 🙂

  12. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced.

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