Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Quiz Tuesday part 19

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This photo was taken in my community, but I cannot tell you exactly where - it would clue you in...and I know you are much too proud to be handicapped in any way ;-)

Today's question : what is this contraption?

28 comments:

Kuanyin said...

I'm usually the last one to post on your quiz, and even then, I don't know the answer! So here I am first and going to show my 'blondness' to the world. Oy Vey! It looks to me like some sort of solar panel. Is it used to turn on that little light above it when it comes dark?

Linda said...

I have no idea. I can tell it gets its power from the sun. Is it where people recharge their golf carts?

richard said...

Looks like a weather station, but maybe it's a filling station so people out and about with big digital SLRs can recharge their batteries. (I'm being a little unfair actually - DSLR batteries are pretty good in my experience - but what the heck)

Susan said...

Is it a solar powered light? I like ichards idea, if only....! Nothing worse than running out of batteries in your camera!

ruth said...

I was gonna say a solar-powered light too. Don't know what the fairly big box would be for though.

Jilly said...

I'd guess that oblong black panel is a solar panel too. That turns the light on above (I presume it's a light) but what's the box below with all those wires? Perhaps that turns on lights for the footpaths in the park or garden area. Yeah, that's it. Garden lights! ---- she said hopefully.

Maybe it turns on a watering system? Burglar alarm?

I give up. Time for an espresso.

Jx

Frank said...

This one is easy, mostly because I have one in my closet to protect against monsters.
It is an alligator detector. The solar panel is for power (gators are sneaky and know to bite through the electric wires) and when one comes along the light comes on and we can run away.

richard said...

I think Linda teed off in the right direction. Isabella gave us a link to it with her use of words. That would be par for the course. A Masterly clue. I hope I'm right after typing all these italic codes, but maybe I've just bunkered myself, or dug a hole even

Chris & Deb said...

This one's so easy.
It's quite obviously a Smingus Dingus.

Mandy said...

It seems to be at the end of a cul-de-sac so maybe it detects car-lights and turns the lights on so people can see to get out and walk up the path

Victoria said...

To me it looks like a weather station. But the "handicapped" in your post makes me think it is on a golf course...

Obviously I'm overthinking this...

Olivier said...

pas tres original, je vais dire une station meteo et si j'avais pris des substances illicites : je dirais une lance pour attaquer les alligators qui ont manges tous les oeufs de pâques ;o)


not very original, I will say a station weather and if I had taken illicit substances: I would say a lance to attack the alligators which have eat all Easter eggs ;O)

Monica said...

It is that thing that gets power from the sun (don´t know the name).
I can´t think of anything else!

Nikon said...

Hmmmm, it's solar-powered, I think that has to be an antenna - & it looks like camera lenses under the R2D2 helmet.
So, surveillance camera?

isabella said...

Ha!Ha! Good one, Chris & Deb!

Just checking in...everybody is correct...and nobody is correct...
Richard was right about the golfcourse location (quite funny, too!), it is solar powered, it does have an antenna, it does turn on the light...but what is it for?

Keep up the good work ;-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have no idea. Everyone else guessed my best guesses. I suppose it could be a phone for George W. Bush who gets lost and needs to phone home.

Lessie said...

Something solar powered?

Chris & Deb said...

One of the lesser-known golf cart manufacturers is Smingus Dingus.
So modifying my earlier guess, I would say this is a solar-powered Smingus Dingus Charger!

Rauf said...

I was going to say it is a cable TV junction box but you say it is something else. Is it a box to keep the sun shining always on Naples ? All your pictures are bright and sunny, looks like you have no nights over there.

angela said...

I think it's solar powered and I was going to guess a weather station but with the golf connection I'm going to say that it's something to do with the automatic watering for the golf course.
Angela

Amit Wadkar said...
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Amit Wadkar said...

my guess!! it is either a solar powered surveillance camera or a video camera....

Moi said...

solar-powered-something :DDD

Ex-Shammickite said...

Solar powered communication probe for contacting the home planet.... Beam me up Scotty!

isabella said...

You were all so close…It is a Lightning Prediction System designed for parks and golf courses. The system senses impending strikes and activates a series of horns and strobe lights to warn those on the golf course to seek shelter.

Oh,joy - I stumped you again! Thanks all for playing along, even though some of you were clearly inebriated ;-)

ruth said...

My father-in-law would have appreciated this. He was struck by lightning while golfing -- THROUGH his golf partner, who died from the strike! Isn't that creepy?? :|

Jilly said...

10 on 10 to you, Isabella. Grrrrrrrrr -
but what a great idea.

I'll be ready for you next Tuesday and hopefully with my brain in gear!

Jilly x

Kuanyin said...

Clearly inebriated? I hadn't even begun to hit it...and was stoned cold sober! :-)You're way too trick Ms. I.