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December 7, 2013

Name the Thing Contest – 246

at 10:42 am. Filed under Contests



The prize this week is an Arduino Pro Mini. This contest will run for one week (December 7 – 13, 2013). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item above and what it can be used for. Please note the image above is a side view of the thing.

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 January 24, 2014

The item to guess was a Commodore 1541 Disk Drive.

The winner is SN 74141, I am thinking this is a nick name 🙂. (there were 215 entries)


Below is a picture of the prize.



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16 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 246”

  1. ChalkBored Says:

    It’s a space heater/drum machine.
    Very popular in the 80’s.

  2. MrMaigo Says:

    Is that the Ouya everyone is raving about?

  3. Dave Says:

    Kinect sensor prototype for Xbox One

  4. Annie Says:

    Easy one; the new 3D rainbow printer. Used to print your own rainbow at home.

  5. ChalkBored Says:

    It explains why Nyancat is shaped like a poptart.

  6. Annie Says:

    Maybe I didn’t get this one good. I would be Nyancat’s litter box?

  7. Bzrd Says:

    Hi !
    I’m not sure: is it an old slot-in record player or an old rgb-led driver?

  8. Fry-kun Says:

    That is a Cylon 1.0

  9. CarpePM Says:

    Space heater, indeed.

  10. Fry-kun Says:

    Actually, I just realized I was wrong — it’s a musical instrument!

  11. tim Says:

    seeing stuff like that pop tart toaster makes me pause and shudder at how old i am actually getting. thank you i just discovered a few more gray hares.

  12. Alan Parekh Says:

    LOL, lots of fun reading the comments! Mine often sounded like a musical instrument when it was trying to “fix” itself.

  13. IT-Wizard Says:

    It recall me = Load “*” ,8,1

  14. Kostas Says:

    I can hear it making tz tz tz tz tz tzzzzzzzzzzz. tz tz tz tz tz tzzzzzzzzzzz.

  15. Just Me Says:

    LOL, get your computer and print a Nyan Cat.

  16. Steven Says:

    A good candidate for Retr0brite.

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