It's great when some of our favorite pieces of gear from gaming make it into the real world. Thanks to Space Apps Reno, the Pip-Boy 3000 has become a real piece of working tech.
The invaluable, wrist-mounted computer from Fallout 3 was the inspiration for Team Reno's entry for NASA's Space Apps 2014 Challenge. They needed to "design the wearables with current and near term technology; and/or designate who the primary users will be and how the wearable will assist them in their mission."
The team wanted to "make a piece of popular science fiction into a reality," which led them to create the Pip-Boy 3000 with the goal of bringing environmental sensors into an easy-to-use device, giving the wearer the tools needed to determine whether or not was safe for navigation and/or helmet removal.
The Pip-Boy 3000 made by Team Reno displays the following:
- Relative Humidity
- Altitude, Latitude and Longitude
- Atmospheric Pressure
- Ambient Temperature
- Object Temperature Using Infrared Thermometer