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March 27, 2010

Guess what this isn’t Contest – 7

at 3:14 pm. Filed under Contests


Thanks to ioBridge for sponsoring another one of our contests, the last one they sponsored was lots of fun. This time they will be providing an IO-204 Monitor and Control Module to the contest winner, this product can be found on their online store. We have featured a ton of project on Hacked Gadgets that were based on the IO-204, remember the Chicken Coop Door Automation and Monitoring, Monitor Household AC Power usage using Clamp Meters and the Web Monitoring of Water Usage?

“The IO-204 Monitor & Control Module helps bridge the gap between the physical world and the World Wide Web. The IO-204 module and online tools at www.ioBridge.com allow you to easily get your projects on the web. There is no need to run a home web server or track ever changing dynamic IP addresses. The IO-204 module takes care of the internet connectivity and the user customizable widgets on the ioBridge website remove the need for complex programming. Just plug in your IO-204 module, register on the ioBridge website and within minutes, you’ll be interacting with lights, switches, servos and sensors.

A few features include

  • 4 I/O channels, with separate digital input, analog input and digital output
  • Pulse Counting, Pulse Output and Serial Data Output functions available on all 4 digital outputs
  • Attach up to 4 Smart Boards for more complex functions
  • Time interval based or event based data delivery
  • On-board logic rules for control even when it’s offline.
  • Works on any 10/100/1000Base-T auto-negotiated network
  • Works on Static or Dynamic IP based networks, through firewall”


This week we are doing another fun guess what this isn’t contest. Simply reply in the comments what the device pictured above isn’t. Come up with something that is remotely plausible but not what it really is and sell us on it. Make your entry 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.

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

This contest will run for one week (March 27, 2010 – April 2, 2010) . Ending time is based on central standard time.





Added Apr 28, 2010

Lots of cool entries! The winner is Alex (#21)

Oh, c’mon, don’t you all se it’s a brand new, unused,Nuclear Isotope Radioactive Washingmachine.
You just have to place the specimens inside(door not seen here)and put on your lead overalls.
The healthy 100000 Rad max dose is sure to knock out those stubburn stains and kill any living
beeing standing in a 3mile radius unprotected(including humans).It can also deal with 3 times more
load than the previous model. Those pipes are for pumping heavy water to cool and
moderate the Radium-Cobalt radioactive source.
The knobs are used to controll the radiation dose.
Note, at a price of a mere $500 000, it gives you the most bang for your buck.


Below is a pictures of the prize.



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60 Responses to “Guess what this isn’t Contest – 7”

  1. vic Says:

    This is the latest graphics card prototype by the recent Nvidiati merger which now controls 97% of the graphics card market. Given the lack of competition they have given up on energy savings and multi-kilowatt dissipation is now common. Unfortunately the graphics card is located under the heatsink and cannot be seen in this photo.

    The card has 3 sections, each devoted to a specific task. The first continuously renders advertisements that are overlayed in the corner of the screen, as mandated by the government. The second is dedicated to render flash animations of lolcats and people falling down. The last section hosts the Trusted Computing core and makes sure you use the card only with approved software. Other graphics operations are done purely in software.

    The heatsink features 30 liquid sodium heatpipes, seen on the top, and 27 corrosion-resistant heat exchangers. Each section has its own magnetodynamic pump, on the lower left. On the lower right of the section, you can see the sodium refill hole. It looks like the previous technician spilled a little. This operation has to be performed periodically under non reactive atmosphere and must be done by specialized professionals, thereby securing additional revenue streams for the graphics card vendor.

    Coming to you in the near future.

  2. Mark Says:

    Its NASA cosmic ray crash inducer, so far, it only works on Toyota’s.

  3. SCRAPPY Says:

    THIS IS NOT a 3 bank, 30 I/O channel, E.D. Stimulator.

    Thirty probes are connected to the Erectus-minimus.

    Fifteen outputs stimulate blood flow and temperature

    Fifteen input sensors measure:

    blood flow or lack of, temperature, tensile strength, skin elasticity,skin color(red,blue green or yellow.), discharge pressure(psi), epidermis cracking or splitting, length(before during and after),
    weight in pounds or ounces, diameter(inches or mm), vibration,hardness or lack of, duration in seconds minutes hours days, weeks,etc.,and two user defined inputs.
    Stimulus is created by pulsating microwaves at 9.002Ghz (VCO controlled for stable operation)(other frequencies available upon request)

    Input/Output probes are auto-leeching and self-lubricating.

    Output report details are labeled Erectus-maximus, comma delimited, spreadsheet or database format.

    Secondary output report details are labeled Erectus-missinginactionus, comma delimited, spreadsheet or database format.

    Adjustable output wattage with safety override circuit (Prevents overcooking)

    Max power, USER SELECTABLE = 0 – 1kW in 1W increments per bank

    Total maximum power 3kW

    Water-cooled tri-bank solid-state amplifiers.

    Hot swappable banks. A, B, and C.

    No calibration needed.

    Rack Mountable with optional kit.

    120vac 60 Hz power input

    UL CE approved

    FDA approved

    USDA certified

    AMA certified

    Kosher and rabbi approved

    Hospital, cafeteria and lab use only.


    Not responsible for misuse.

    No user replaceable parts inside.


    Please wear safety goggles, rubber gloves, and lead apron, prior to use.

    Warranty 9 months labor , 9 months on parts

    Patent pending

    INTERNATIONAL Copyrighted

    Proudly made in the U.S.A.

    Discounts available through the US Stimulus Rewards program

    Further info may be obtained from:

    Vascular Instrumentation And Genitalia Radar Associates
    123 E D DRIVE

    or on our web site at ERECTUS-AMONGUS.COM or
    our sister site: Talleywacker-Industries.com



  4. Drum Says:

    Well, based on the design and the fact that there are three of them, this is showing something from a space program. I think it is pretty obvious this is V1 of the multiple redundant control module for the Space Shuttle Toilet Module, at no less than $375,000 per redundant unit. Knob controls the filter fan, you can’t really have an exhaust fan on a space ship now can you. V2 was the same size however was a totally sealed unit with digital display and automatic fan speed control, and double the cost. Due to high cost and failure rate V2 was replaced with V3, which was a computerized system based on off the shelf components, at half the size and only 1/3 the cost for all 3 units. This was replaced by V4 when the odor control mechanism was discovered to be a “pine tree air freshener” and senior NASA management proclaimed, “A pine tree air freshener for a car is simply not powerful enough for the space shuttle”. V4 included all the features of V2 at 4 times the cost of V3 per unit, now a cool $1 mil per unit, however it also included several multicoloredalso LED which served no purpose except to flash at random, and on command from Ground control would change in synchronization to music. According to NASA, “This device will also vastly improve the quality of the Space Shuttle Ground Control Based Wake-up System, or SSGGCBWS for short,known to the astronauts as GC-BS.”

  5. Jelle Says:

    I’ve got fond memories of these devices, I used to service them when they weren’t considered illegal. The photo shows three bird scarers of the type HG-C7 being synchronized to maximize the effectiveness. The way the HG-C7 works is based on noise cancellation, but instead it uses anti brain waves that are in antiphase with those of the birds. When a bird comes within the effective radius of the device (about 1000 feet) the brain of the bird is effectively shut down so that only the cerebellum stays functioning which causes the bird to just fly along.

    These devices were very popular on French vineyards until it was discovered that the anti brain waves also had some effect on humans, which explained the high number of car crashes that was previously blamed to alcohol. The French equivalent of the FCC then banned the use of anti brain waves which made me loose my job.

  6. Charlie Says:

    It’s a peep machine. Yes, that’s right. It makes the soft, mushy, oh so sugary and lovable peeps. How else would the peeps come to this world? 3 different sections for 3 different areas of the peep. The buttocks, the chest and the head that everyone always bights off first. Without this machine the world as we know it will not have peeps. And I gotta have my peeps.

  7. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced.

  8. lorenzo Says:

    john titor’s time machine! we finally found it!! I had lost hope that anyone would ever find one. this is obviously an earlier version. it doesn’t have the earth location pinpoint module, so it’s not very safe for humans. remember, that whole earth moving hassle? a fun party trick to try, set your time machine to a fraction of a second forward in time and go for a ride. if you do this at the right time of day, you’ll appear a few inches above the ground. try timing it so you fall into a swimming pool. loads of fun for the whole family!

  9. Pouncer Says:

    You’re a little late Lorenzo :p

  10. lorenzo Says:

    lol, that’s ok, I still like my answer. great idea for a contest.

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