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November 21, 2015

Name the Thing Contest – 288

at 10:59 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 (November 22 – November 27, 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 Headshell from Tone Arm (on a record player).

The winner is Benjamin C.  (there were 128 entries)


Below is a picture of the prize.





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8 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 288”

  1. Annie Says:

    Some kind of electric train mail hook.

  2. phil Says:

    us old chaps know what it is.
    just have no need for retro things….

  3. Max Says:

    For lack of scale reference it took a while, but then the penny dropped… 😉

  4. Mike Says:

    Phil, this 38 yr .. whoah… I almost spilled the beans.

  5. Tony Says:


  6. MrMaigo Says:

    Had no clue until one showed up in a movie.

  7. SignalGuy Says:

    When does this contest end?

  8. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi SignalGuy, thanks for that. I have corrected the end date.

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