I haven’t posted recently due to some medical issues, but I’m itching to get back into things now!
There is a series of video games called “Fallout” set in a post-apocalyptic future, where the tech is based on 1950s style things, but often with a humorous twist. One of the key features is that some people survived the nuclear war in special “Vaults” (made by Vault-Tec). Each Vault member (called “Vault Dwellers”) wore a wrist computer called a “Pip-Boy” — it had a GPS, stats, giger counter, etc, etc.
Several people have made them for cosplay, either with an entirely fake screen or using looped video on an ipod Touch. I know that with an Arduino I could control a real usable screen, so that’s the goal!
It will need:
- Light-up LED buttons for the buttons across the bottom of the screen
- Working rotary encoders for the wheel on the left side of the screen and the select switch (lower left)
- Speaker and mp3 player (playing sound effects and radio stations found in the games)
- Screen that works and is programmable!
I’ve ordered a bunch of stuff for it:
- LED tactical buttons that might work (they may be too small)
- A couple of rotary encoders to play with
- Really nifty 3.2″ TFT LCD screen complete with touch interface and SD card slot and an Arduino Shield for it
- An Arduino Nano (its *tiny*) and an mp3 shield for it
- A resin casting of the Pip-Boy case
As stuff arrives, I’ll detail it!