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June 7, 2014

Name the Thing Contest – 253

at 6:35 pm. Filed under Contests



The prize this week is an Arduino SD Card Reader. This contest will run for one week (June 7 – 13, 2014). 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 July 26, 2014


The winner is Paul C. (there were 179 entries)


Below is a picture of the prize.






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10 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 253”

  1. Kostas Says:

    Tom Cruise’s gear from Mission Impossible

  2. Annie Says:

    *** *** assembly.

  3. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Annie,

    Thanks for the guess. Please use the email address in the contest body to send it in though.

  4. Annie Says:

    That was a joke I know what this is and already emailed you the correct answer :)

  5. Robotics_Job_Search Says:

    A barbed Fishing Spear?

  6. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Annie,

    LOL. OK I wasn’t quite sure. :)

    Funny thing is there was a bunch of email guesses right after your comment that thought you had slipped it.

  7. Annie Says:

    Ha, note to self >dis….information, more chances for me to get neat & useful prize.

  8. Dan Says:

    So now that this particular one is over, I’m curious… What is it?

  9. Mike Says:

    It’s a discone antenna – a wideband antenna usually used for receiving.

  10. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced.

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