Toolsday Giveaway: Win DIY Network Swag

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify two plastic-looking, octagon-shaped thingies. We had an interesting variety of answers, everything from UFO warning lights, to old telephone buttons, and someone even guessed Darth Vader eyes. Well, all those answers are wrong.  Last week’s mystery gadgets were push buttons to an old radio; just push the big buttons to go to your pre-selected radio stations.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Ali who incorrectly thought they were bed lifters.  Congrats Ali, even though you guessed wrong, you still win. You have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a DIY Network cooler bag filled with all sorts of goodies: a flashlight, tee-shirt, note pad and more. 

Are you sick and tired of the cold weather and being cooped up in the house with the kids?  We’ve got some great craft projects to keep them busy and away from the TV and computer screen. Teach them how to make paper airplanes, catapults or paper dolls. Older kids might enjoy making soaps, fingerless gloves or duct-tape bracelets.

To win the DIY Network swag bag, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the gadget pictured below is. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 26, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another prize, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until February 26, 2013 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the DIY Network swag bag.  
Official Rules.

1,441 Responses

  1. Stephen Johnson says:

    its a new type of slide projector or maybe a space age personal fan

  2. Phyllis Vilardi says:

    I am not quite sure what it is used for but, I think it may be some sort of a timer mechanism.

  3. Amos says:

    A device to check your eyes in a Doctors office.

  4. Ronnie Schwartz says:

    an analog/digital clock

  5. Betty says:

    photo projector

  6. Fern Mangini says:

    Looks like an eye gadget at an optomologist's office.

  7. david mercado says:

    something to keep score with

  8. Rhinb says:

    A calendar? The month on the left side, then date on the right side. :)

  9. jenniferedit says:

    I was thinking maybe a clock with flipping numbers but there seemed to be too many panels for just 1-12….unless maybe it was used in countries that typically show military time (i.e., 13-24)? Or had an "AM" or "PM" before the first number, thus requiring double the panels? Just a guess….

  10. jeff says:

    negative holder

  11. kelley says:

    old peep show slides

  12. donald says:

    negative film holder

  13. Steven Blaser says:

    This looks like the internal parts of a flip clock.

  14. Segturner says:

    funky clock

  15. gene says:

    optomotrist device to determine correct lens for glasses

  16. TheresaM says:

    a flip clock

  17. linda says:

    new fangled view finder

  18. Helen Anderson says:

    No clue!

  19. Darrell R says:

    It's a flip down clock

  20. LauraM says:

    Flip clock :)

  21. Sergio says:

    shoe buffer

  22. barbara says:

    eye doc tool

  23. Bcubed11 says:

    it's a clock

  24. rono says:

    retro floppy disc clock

  25. Mary says:

    Something a land surveyor would use?


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