With the miniaturization of technology, we’re now able to do some pretty crazy things with computers the size of credit cards. [Dennis] has been working on a rather unique project — he calls it the Cat Exploit — we call it the Internet of Cats.
By making pet-wearable tech (is that a new term?), it’s possible to create a mini war-driving server that stray cats (or other small animals) could wear. As they roam the streets, their feline-augmentation searches and taps into open or badly secured WiFi networks, repeating and spreading the signal to other Server Entities (other network-enabled cats), opening up the networks for all to use.
The hardware consists of a Raspberry Pi, WiFi dongles, and a power bank, all packed into an acrylic housing that can be worn on the collar. It runs a web-server, acts as a router, and a regular access point. When you connect to the kitty, you’ll have immediate internet access, assuming a nearby network has been acquired by the cat.
Seriously, what’s next? Speaking of Cats, did you know not all Cat 6 ethernet cables are the same??