Working Pipboy 3000 replica

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Working Pipboy 3000 replica

Post by Pkmnjunky7 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:42 am

This is a Pipboy 3000 I just finished up. I've seen a lot of people build these with a static image on the screen, but I wanted mine to actually have all the different menus. I built this with a generic 3.5 LCD picture frame I found on ebay. I took pictures of each individual menu screen from the game and loaded them onto the frame, and then installed small tact switches for screen control. I installed a magnifying lens over the screen that I scavenged from an old slide viewer. It also features an audio amp with an input jack and controls installed into the handplate.



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Post by Metallica Man X » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:26 pm

That's pretty beast right there! Love how it appears to have a small CRT in it as opposed to the LCD :)
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Re: Working Pipboy 3000 replica

Post by evilteddy » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:36 pm

That's absolutely amazing. Awesome work.

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Re: Working Pipboy 3000 replica

Post by threedog » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:40 am

That thing is gorgeous! The convex lens really brings the illusion together. I gotta find a similar lens to fit over a 5" Zenith screen now!

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Re: Working Pipboy 3000 replica

Post by Fanboy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:17 pm

That thing is rad.

Edit: What might be cool would be something not disimilar to this, but with one of those little iPods inside, so you could actually run video/audio/games etc on the Pipboy.
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