Gadgets

24/12/2014

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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This guy travelled across New Zealand wearing a Gandalf costume

(From Lost at e Minor) While planning a six-month trip to New Zealand, photographer Akhil Suhas had a great idea: Why not get Gandalf as his tour guide? In his series, entitled #GandalfTheGuide, Suhas brought along a Gandalf co...
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New ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ movie will be like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in a Tolkien-like universe

(From Newsrama) Director Roy Lee has some big plans for Warner Bros. upcoming Dungeons & Dragons reboot film – including branching out into not just multiple films, but possibly multiple worlds. “I think it will rea...
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Tolkien poems in school magazine reveal early version of LOTR character

(From The Independent) Two forgotten poems by JRR Tolkien have been found in an old school magazine, with one revealing an early version of a Lord of the Rings character. The previously unseen works were found by headteacher St...
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A group of architects want to build Minas Tirith

(From The Independent) An ambitious group of architects have launched a crowdfunding campaign in the hope of building a lifesize replica of Lord of the Rings city Minas Tirith, the heavily-fortified capital of Gondor. Jonathan ...
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The Hobbit Smaug Head Mounted Trophy

The Hobbit Smaug Head Mounted Trophy

It’s not easy to slay a dragon, so you may have to cheat a bit if you want to display a trophy dragon head. This Hobbit Smaug Head Mounted Trophy should do the trick. Now you can add The Hobbit Smaug Head Mounted Trophy to yo...
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