As a huge fan of the Fallout series of games I always wanted my very own PipBoy. The original PipBoy on the game is rather large and bulky though. I decided that I would design my own version of it. This version is smaller and thinner than the one in the game, with a more streamlined look and some extra options.
The Micro PipBoy will be made from a smartphone (only for the brains), so it will be an actual fully functional, and useful everyday accessory.
This will not simply be a case that the smartphone "drops" into. The smart phone in question (LG GT540) will be gutted and modified to become the inner workings of the PipBoy.
The cuff features lateral and forward facing LED's for use as flashlights and/or photography/video. The camera lens is protected by a manual slide lens cap.
The housing of the unit is made from lightweight aluminum that should provide comfort and durability. The cuff is securely locked by brass pins.
Many of the PipBoy functions are controlled by the hardware buttons located on the perimeter of the unit, while still maintaining full touch screen capability for others.
GPS and Bluetooth are fully supported, as well as wifi,; however, a headset must be used for incoming or outgoing calls (unless utilizing speaker phone).
The operating system is a modified Android OS featuring a custom shell that I have been tinkering with (similar to how the Kindle Fire runs a custom shell atop Android).
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3D Design Contest