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Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a Pipboy

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a Pipboy. (Image source: JustBuilding)
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a Pipboy. (Image source: JustBuilding)
A community project posted has turned a humble Raspberry Pi into a working Pipboy. Loosely based on the Pipboy 2000 MK VI, the project features a 3.5-inch display, a powerbank and a rotary encoder.
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As we have covered previously, there are a lot of incredible Raspberry Pi projects around. However, one recently posted on Instructables caught our eye simply because of its ingenuity and imagination that went into building it. Seemingly fashioned loosely around a Pipboy 2000 MK VI, the "Pipboy Built From Scrap" utilises a Raspberry Pi Zero W and Python.

According to JustBuilding, the Pipboy took several months to make. There is a step-by-step guide should you wish to follow it, including a parts list and links to all the Python libraries used. The Pipboy features a working GUI too, including an ingenious map that uses the Pi's IP address to provide an approximate location. 

If you do not have the same level of expertise as JustBuilding but still have access to a 3D printer, then you could build your own Pipboy 3000 MKIV. Published by pixil3D on Adafuit, the project also requires you to be comfortable using a soldering iron. The finished unit looks impressive, albeit without quite the same charm as JustBuilding's Pipboy. Nonetheless, either project would be fun to follow and emulate if you are stuck at home and have the necessary hardware laying about.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-04-17 (Update: 2020-04-17)
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