Similar to the Mia Divining Rod, the WiFi Dowsing Rod by Mike Thompson leads people who are seeking something, in this case WiFi signals. It is good to see a project that relates to our conceptual thinking; we hope to connect with Mike Thompson to learn from his experience with the WiFi Dowsing Rod. The natural form factor is also quite compelling.
The Wifi Dowsing Rod provides comfort to people who may be overwhelmed by current technologies. Mike Thompson has adapted the familiar form of a divining rod—believed in the past to be able to locate underground sources of water— into a tool that seeks out and indicates the strength of the unseen wireless signals that are all around us. Thus a tool of the past is evoked in fulfilling the needs of the present.