WHAT IS THIS?!?! PLEASE HELP

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  1. JohnDough

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    I DRIVE A VEHICLE FOR A LIVING AND I FOUND THIS ON THE FLOOR OF MY VEHICLE.

    THE SMALL WHITE RECTANGLE IN THE CENTER OF THE DEVICE IS A RED LIGHT, IT WAS BLINKING.

    THERE ARE TWO LR41 BUTTON CELL BATTERIES IN EACH CORNER.

    ANYONE HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT KIND OF DEVICE THIS IS?

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  2. JohnDough

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    THIS IS A PICTURE OF IT USING A FLASH

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  3. MaxHeadRoom

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    Step AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE!:p

    It looks like it may have a reciever in it of some kind.
    Although on second look there is PCCT for what appears to be two push buttons.
    Remote of some kind?
    Max.
     
  4. JohnDough

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    WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY RECEIVER?
     
  5. JohnDough

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    DID YOU SEE THE PHOTO OF THE PICTURE WITHOUT USING A FLASH?
     
  6. MaxHeadRoom

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    I though the PCCT detail was HF antenna but I think it is PB contacts of some kind, whatever it fell out of?
    Max.
     
  7. JohnDough

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    THOSE TWO AREAS THAT ARE EMPTY ARE WHERE THE LR41 BATTERIES WERE LOCATED. I PUSHED THEM OUT.
     
  8. JohnDough

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    The entire thing is smaller than a quarter. Less than 1"x1"
     
  9. JohnDough

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    It has the letters STR-03A on the circuit board somewhere.
     
  10. nerdegutta

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    Please use your Caps-Lock...

    At first I thought it could be some sort of alarm remote, from a keychain. But then I didn't see the antenna
     
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  11. JohnDough

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    LOL re: Step away from the vehicle......
     
  12. nerdegutta

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    You found it, thanks...
     
  13. JohnDough

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    This is what the bottom looks like.

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  15. JohnDough

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    I already did. It said something about a rocket.

    I am a taxi driver. Someone left this in the back seat.
     
  16. JohnDough

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    But, this thing was just blinking on its own. Like a standalone little circuit. I have no idea what it's function could be. LOL
     
  17. nerdegutta

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  18. Reloadron

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    Looks like it was a key fob of sorts, now less the buttons. Now it looks like a small circuit board with a blinking LED. You can put the batteries back in and short where the buttons made contact and see if the blinking changes.

    Ron
     
  19. ISB123

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    Probably nothing special. IC looks very simple for it to be something dangerous.
     
  20. jpanhalt

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    It obviously is a taxi troll. Ignore and throw it in the trash. It will not explode; however, it may contain a small amount of leaded solder. In which case, using appropriate PPE, take it to a hazardous waste disposal facility.

    John
     
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  21. JohnDough

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    I have no idea where any of the buttons (if there were buttons for this device) would have made contact. Could you please explain? I am a novice. Thanks a lot.
     
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