Fallout fan makes a functional real-life Pip Boy 3000

Posted on Sep 8 2011 - 1:41pm by Julius

Fans of the popular post-apocalyptic video game Fallout, check out this new Pip Boy 3000 mod that will surely make you say “Shut up and take my money.” A hardcore Fallout fan made a real-life, fully functional Pip Boy 3000 that is not only good for display purposes.

A YouTube user named MyMagicPudding posted a video showcasing his newest creation based on one of the key items seen in Fallout games. The video shows the Pip Boy 3000 prototype he created that features fully functioning knobs and switches, instead of a touch screen used in mods in the past. This Pip Boy 3000 is made from a cast shell and is packed with an HTC Desire smartphone inside.

“It consists of an HTC Desire HD as the screen and processor, and an Arduino Uno with a USB host shield running microbridge to act as an ADB host for the phone,” according to the description by MyMagicPudding. “The Arduino then sends button presses to the phone via TCP over USB.”

The creator admits that his soldering skills are a little dodgy, and that he cannot fit his wrist into the Pip Boy as the wiring takes most of the device’s space. He also came across a few problems, like failing to fit the potentiometer inside the device and lacking space inside the device because of the phone’s bulky battery. We still think it’s pretty cool and we all know that die hard Fallout fans would want one for themselves.

This would be a great costume idea for video game-themed party this Halloween.


via: VG 24/7

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