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.

1,465 Responses

  1. Kathryn C says:

    eye exam gadget

  2. John says:

    old fashion motion picture maker

  3. momsandner says:

    retro flip clock

  4. james says:

    eye-exam machine

  5. Ann Mountain says:

    Looks like something an eye doctor would use to hold different samples of lenses to determine strength needed.

  6. victor garcia says:

    something to do with numbers

  7. cassandra says:

    a flip calendar?

  8. Kristen H. says:

    The gadget pictured below is a battery operated flip clock.

  9. gerry says:

    old style eye chart for a doctor to check your eye sight.

  10. John Henry says:

    It's a desktop battery operated flip clock. available from

  11. Mark says:

    antique microscope?

  12. Kelly Crocker says:

    check eyes

  13. Dan says:

    A Rolodex for paint samples. I really don't know.

  14. Jason Steinmetz says:

    flip down clock

  15. Batman says:

    It's a thinking cap with a rotary fan in case the brain gets overheated.

  16. Scottish says:

    '70s-style digital clock mechanism

  17. teresa Sardina says:

    roladex for microscope specimen lenses.

  18. Aja says:

    pasta maker converted into a clock…???



  20. Amos says:

    Depth Preciption for eyes.

  21. @Kari944 says:

    An old time eye exam machine.

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  25. Courtney says:

    Some sort of clock


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