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November 20, 2010

Name the Thing Contest – 158

at 7:45 pm. Filed under Contests


Thanks to Protostack for sponsoring the contest this week. They will be providing a USBASP AVR Programmer to the winner. The AVR programmer is based on the Thomas Fischl’s USBasp design and connects to your computer’s USB port.

Some of the features include:

  • Support for AVRDude from version 5.2 onwards
  • Allows you to to read or write the microcontroller EEPROM, firmware, fuse bits and lock bits
  • Support for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows (will work on vista)
  • 5 KB/sec maximum write speed
  • Software controlled SCK option to support targets with low clock speed (< 1.5MHz)
  • 10 pin pin ISP interface

This contest will run for one week (November 20 – November 26, 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.

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 27, 2010

The item to guess was Closeup of a Terminal Block

The winner is Bobby L. (there were 148 entries)


Below is a picture of the prize.



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8 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 158”

  1. timo Says:

    Wow, nice prizes here in the last time…definitely worth participating. 🙂 But I think the items are way too easy to guess.

  2. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Timo,

    Glad you like the sponsored prizes. I was thinking this one would be quite hard since it is such a small close up of the item and is at a strange position.

  3. Almost_There Says:

    That is a Medieval torture device used to puncture the eyes of prisoners in an attempt to get them to talk (very effective.)

  4. Wim Says:

    I had to grab one of these to see if they really look like this from this angle.

  5. Alan Parekh Says:

    LOL AlmostThere, that would be painful!

  6. MrMaigo Says:

    So thats how they make forks

  7. sadyhool Says:

    ohh..i don’t know what it is, but i want a prize !!!

  8. Jordan Says:

    I like the prize. I also had never heard of Protostack before. They look like they have a bunch of useful stuff.

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