Fully functional Pip-boy 3000a

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Hey guys,

I wanted to take the time to show you guys my pet project that I've building on and off for about two years now.

My goal was to create a fully functional pip boy. Not just in terms of the software, but also in terms of the control interface. Not only that, but I also wanted it to be a standalone wearable unit, which meant internal batteries.

The design is of my own creation and was made in AutoCAD.

Features:
Custom designed and 3D printed (PLA) case and buttons.
Raspberry Pi 2
Adafruit Pro Trinket (Arduino clone)
1x 12 position Rotary switch
1x Rotary encoder
1x 5 position switch
3x dpdt plunger style switches
1x 4" Dalian Good Display
1x Super wide gear magnifying glass for a crt look

 

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Oh wow this is awesome! Mind sharing the internals? Also how did you create the UI?
 
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Oh wow this is awesome! Mind sharing the internals? Also how did you create the UI?
Thank you man.

The OS existed already. It's called Pypboy. As for the interfaces, I used an Arduino clone that I programmed to act as a keyboard and I also coded to accept the control interfaces (rotary encoders, rotary switch, various switches etc.). The 5 position switch on the glove even acts as a mouse.

Unfortunately I neglected to take a picture of the internals during the build. I'll see if I can do so later.
 
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Thank you man.

The OS existed already. It's called Pypboy. As for the interfaces, I use an Arduino clone that I programmed to act as a keyboard and I also coded to accept the control interfaces (rotary encoders, rotary switch, various switches etc.). The 5 position switch on the glove even acts as a mouse.

Unfortunately I neglected to take a picture of the internals during the build. I'll see if I can do so later.
Oh, thats too bad. edit: (how you don't have pictures of the internals) Interesting way to use the buttons tough. How did you emulate the mouse with the 5 position switch? The way you emulate the mouse may come really useful to me in a project I'm working on.
 
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Oh, thats too bad. edit: (how you don't have pictures of the internals) Interesting way to use the buttons tough. How did you emulate the mouse with the 5 position switch? The way you emulate the mouse may come really useful to me in a project I'm working on.
Yea man, sorry. In my rush to finish, I closed it up and didn't get a picture first.

I based it off adafruit's ProTrinketHidCombo code. The code I based it off of is that within the link below.


https://github.com/adafruit/Pro-Trinket-Rotary-Encoder/blob/master/ProTrinketHidCombo.h

Edit: Internal pics added to OP.
 

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Thank you. Believe me when I say that a ton of time and effort went into the design.
Yeah that doesn't surprise me. Anyways it came out better then anything I have made yet.
 
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