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Name that Ware November 2017

Monday, November 27th, 2017

The Ware for November 2017 is shown below.

Happy holidays to everyone!

Solution, Name that Ware October 2017

Monday, November 27th, 2017

It’s unusual to find a ware without a clear winner, and reading through the comment thread I found a lot of near-misses but none of them close enough for me to declare a winner.

The Ware for October 2017 is a Minibar Systems automated hotel minibar (looks like a “SmartCube 40i”, “The Minibar of the Future”). During an overnight layover, I decided to check the minibar for snack options, but upon pulling what I thought was the handle for the fridge, lo and behold a tray of electronics presented itself. My friend, extremely amused by my enthusiastic reaction, snapped this picture of me adding the ware to my catalog:

Name that Ware October 2017

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The Ware for October 2017 is shown below.

Sometimes a ware just presents itself to you among your travels; thankfully cell phone cameras have come a long way.

Winner, Name that Ware September 2017

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The Ware for September 2017 is a WP 5007 Electrometer. I’ll give this one to Ingo, for the first mention of an electrometer. Congrats, email me for your prize! And @zebonaut, agreed, polystyrene caps FTW :)

Name that Ware, September 2017

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The Ware for September 2017 is shown below.

And here is the underside of the plug-in module from the left hand side of the PCB:

Thanks to Chris for sending in this gorgeous ware. I really appreciate both the aesthetic beauty of this ware, as well as the exotic construction techniques employed.