Pip-Boy 3000 game controller proto using Arduino

If you’re into the gaming scene, then you know that Fallout is a pretty popular post nuclear simulation game.

A fan of the game wanted to create a prototype of the game’s wrist mounted controller known as the Pip-Boy 3000. MyMagicPudding writes:

This is the first test of my attempt to build a working Pip-Boy 3000, complete with fully functional controls just as depicted in the game.

It consists of an HTC Desire HD as the screen and processor, and an Arduino Uno with a USB host shield running microbridge to act as an ADB host for the phone. The Arduino then sends button presses to the phone via TCP over USB.

The Pip-Boy is made from a cast shell with an HTC Desire smartphone fitted inside.

Unfortunately, with all the electronics stuffed into the shell makes it impossible for a gamer to actually wear the controller on his wrist, but it is a unique use of the Arduino.

And you think your Arduino projects are unusual?

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