Hobbit Sword Glows When It Detects Wi-Fi

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WarSting is a replica of Bilbo Baggins' famous sword Sting, with a twist: instead of glowing blue when it detects Orcs, it glows blue when it picks up an open wi-fi network.

You can't buy WarSting, but you can make it. Make: have a guide up showing how all you need is a particular brand of replica toy Sting and a Spark Core, which is a "Wi-Fi development kit with a reprogrammable chip that has a Wi-Fi module and can interact with sensors and actuators like the ones in the toy sword".

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In WiFi LotR news.. I named my wifi network Entmoot so nobody tries to hack into it. They'll see that and realize that it's like totally slow and buffers on and on.