Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Guess the gizmo

(Warning: No poker content.)









I played at Caesars Palace this evening. While I was there (hint: not in the poker room), I spotted this unusual little device. I had never seen one before--or at least I had not seen one quite like this. I knew almost instantly what it was, but only because of the specific location in which I saw it. Can you discern what this thingamajig is without the contextual clues that I had?

I'll wait a day or two before posting the answer in the comments, though I suspect that somebody out there will figure it out and spill the beans before I get to it. (So don't read the comments unless you're prepared for spoilers!)

13 comments:

nick said...

The censor of a hand dryer?

Sauza said...

The motion detector for the auto feed paper towels

Rakewell said...

No and no. :-)

Paboo said...

Motion detector on a broken sink faucet. 3 broken pipes in the back: hot, cold, and ???

Anonymous said...

laser bar code reader

Lance said...

A laser barcode reader?

Rakewell said...

No correct answers yet, though Paboo is very close.

The Poker Meister said...

Automatic flusher.

The Poker Meister said...

Or second guess: automatic soap dispenser.

Rakewell said...

Ding! We have a winner. Yes, this is the sensor for a sink-side automatic soap dispenser. I'm not sure if they work by sensing motion or shadows. But this one was broken and in the midst of being repaired, so the large housing/dispensing part of it had been removed, temporarily leaving behind only the electronic guts.

The Poker Meister said...

So... uhhh... what do I win? BTW, the giveaway was the faux granite (formica) vanity cover.

Rakewell said...

You win the pride, admiration, and envy of every one of the hundreds of people reading this!

What--that isn't enough???

The Poker Meister said...

I'd like to thank the academy for this award, my parents, my family for all the support they've shown me through the years...

Seriously? Hundreds?

I'm going to try to play the next mookie. Gonna try to take the title from you :-)