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Winner, Name that Ware October 2019

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

The Ware for October 2019 was a TomTom Multisport Cardio. After many years of reliable service it finally developed a small leak which lead to the failure of some buttons, and ultimately an inability to transfer data. Had to tear it apart and dry it out to extract the logs from the watch’s final journey, and figured it’d make an interesting ware to share. It was guessed very quickly, as I had expected — congrats to Ed Marshall, email me for your prize!

Name that Ware, October 2019

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The Ware for October 2019 is shown below.

Should be a much easier ware than last month’s :)

Solution, Name that Ware September 2019

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The ware for September 2019 is an Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump. There’s actually a teardown of this ware on another blog. The gold strips are positions sensors for a syringe pump driven by a lead screw. I have been puzzling over design strategies for syringe pumps for a while, so I found looking at this ware to be particularly instructive.

Nobody even got close to guessing the ware, so there isn’t a winner this month. Thanks again to jackw01 for submitting this real stumper of a ware!

Name that Ware September 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The Ware for September 2019 is shown below.

Zilog. Now there’s a name that brings back memories!

Thanks to jackw01 for contributing this ware!

Winner, Name that Ware August 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The ware for August 2019 is the main logic board from a Brother QL570 label printer. Congrats to Adrian for nailing it! Great sleuthing work, email me for your prize.