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April 25, 2015

Name the Thing Contest – 279

at 3:11 pm. Filed under Contests



The prize this week is a HMC5883L Triple Axis Compass Magnetometer Sensor so you can add some directionality to your next project. This contest will run for one week (April 25- May 1, 2015). 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 Dec 6, 2015

The item to guess was a Solenoid.

The winner is Tommy T.  (there were 148 entries)


Below is a picture of the prize.





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3 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 279”

  1. Annie Says:

    This unit is well known for failing due to the nylon gears. It’s an easy 15 minutes repair to change the gears.

  2. MrMaigo Says:

    It’s a soft serve icecream dispenser

  3. Kostas Says:

    Part of johnny 5?

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