A while back a client of mine asked me to make him a Pip-Boy that looked like it was assembled from scavenged parts. He also wanted it to house his cellphone so it could display screen captures from the game. It was a fun build, so I decided to create another one.
This one is designed to house the Galaxy SII smart phone. When making one of these, they have to be custom tailored to fit a particular phone so that it fits well & functions. See the little bit of metal sticking up at the top-left corner of the screen? It does something! (more on that later)
This model was made from an old junction box and various bits of interesting looking hardware. The phone is held in place with snug fitting eva foam and then secured with velcro straps. Velcro straps are also used to hold the Pip-Boy onto the arm.
This is me – pretending to access the perks menu. Looks like the game must be going pretty well; the little guy is happy with all of his limbs intact!
So, the little metal lever at the top-left. It’s there as a switch to turn the phone’s screen on and off. When you push the lever, it presses the button on the side of the phone. That way you can switch the phone back on if it’s set to power down automatically after a certain amount of time.
Now it’s time to add some locations to the map and log a few quests! 😀