Project: Functional Pip-Boy 3000 MK IV


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Project details:

My goal is to create a fully functional Pip-Boy 3000 MK IV, as seen in Fallout 4.

This project was started just after the teaser video for Fallout 4 was released.

The mechanical design is complete, but the electrical design is taking much longer due to limited screen options on the market.

See the project log for full details.


  • Game accurate CAD design
  • Electrical functions
    • Real Geiger tube based counter
    • Simulated magnetic Geiger counter
    • Analog rad gauge
    • Real and simulated FM radio
    • Backlit guages
    • Functional comms cable
    • High res LCD screen
    • Holotapes with optical data transmission
  • Full mechanical functions
    • Attaches to arm using latching mechanism
    • Working holotape cassette mechanism
    • Detents on knobs
    • Geared down radio knob
    • Retractable cable reel
    • Display stand with hidden charging

Date Started: Aug, 19, 2015

Date finished: Work in progress