Want a Hobbit sword that glows when it detects open Wi-Fi? Here's how...
If you've been following The Hobbit movies, you'll know that the main character Bilbo Baggins - played by Martin Freeman - carries around a magical elven sword called Sting, which glows a bright blue whenever an evil orc is lurking nearby.
While there are obviously no such thing as orcs in the real world, the makers of a Wi-Fi module called Spark have come up with a nifty hack to make a toy Sting glow - whenever it detects an unsecured Wi-Fi connection.
Here's Will from the Spark team talking about and demonstrating their project dubbed the WarSting:
Spark has step-by-step instructions on how to modify a regular Sting toy into the open Wi-Fi network-slaying WarSting on their blog, so head over there and find out how.