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February 23, 2013

Name the Thing Contest – 223

at 12:35 pm. Filed under Contests



The prize this week is a breadboard power supply. This contest will run for one week (Feb 23 – Mar 1, 2013). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item above and what it can be used for.

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 March 12, 2013

The item to guess was a high current wire wound potentiometer

The winner is Nathan L. (there were 282 entries)


Below is a picture of the prize.



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8 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 223”

  1. Louis Johnson Says:

    It’s a *** .. it’s used to *** the *** of *** ***

  2. AJ Rimmer Says:

    It’s the 1st electronic random number generator prototype for the lottery before they went with ping pong balls!

  3. Luwe Says:

    a variac?

  4. Pouncer Says:

    Honestly, is it really so hard to read the rules before posting comments?
    It’s the 3rd line down in bold.

    Ok, I’m done ranting.

    Hey Alan, any extra credit for naming each part? :p

  5. Luwe Says:

    oh crap! my apologies…. I should learn to read…

  6. Annie Says:

    You should also lear what is a variac.

  7. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced.

  8. Alan Parekh Says:

    LOL Pouncer. That would be overkill!

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