Archive for the ‘name that ware’ Category

Name that Ware, August 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

The Ware for August 2018 is shown below.

Thanks to Patricio Worthalter for contributing this ware!

Winner, Name that Ware July 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

The Ware for July 2018 is an I/O board for the x86-based Sega Nu arcade platform. Congrats to megabytephreak for nailing the ware, email me for your prize! Also props to Vegard for pointing out the JVS connector (the thing that looks like USB but isn’t).

I was curious how certain readers were able to identify this as an arcade-related ware, and the answer I received is that the I/O breakout board is the key — the DIP switches and push-buttons are typical of how arcade machines are configured and serviced, and the JVS connector, if you can recognize it, is a dead give-away. The coin cell for retaining configs & high scores even if the power is pulled is also a potential tell. You learn something new every day!

Name that Ware July 2018

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The Ware for July 2018 is shown below.

Thanks to the little birdie that dropped this ware in my inbox. :) Really nice photography work.

Winner, Name that Ware June 2018

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The ware for June 2018 is a TI TALP1000B. Marcan nailed it, congrats! email me for your prize.

Here’s some more photos of the ware, in case you want more context:

It’s like a science project that became a product.

Name that Ware, June 2018

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

The Ware for June 2018 is shown below.

This month we’ll start with the very zoomed in and slightly torn down view of the ware, and if nobody’s nailed it I’ll release some more contextual images throughout the month.

Special thanks to Nava for giving me this ware!

Update June 19, 2018: Looks like people are stumped by this one, so providing a little more context to see if anyone gets it…