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Real-life Pip-Boy is functionally delightful and practically useless

We all like to hope that none of the armed conflicts or escalating WMD stockpiles in the world of 2011 will actually trigger a nuclear apocalypse, but it's prudent to be prepared, just in case. One soul doing his homework for such an eventuality is YouTube's MyMagicPudding, who's put together a full-size (albeit non-wearable) Pip-Boy 3000 to rival any of the Portal fan-creations doing the rounds of late. You'll need a pretty high Science or Barter skill to get your hands on one (or, for that matter, to get one on your hands) though.

While this isn't the first corporeal Pip-Boy to surface, most modders content themselves with sticking a new screen in the clock that came with the Survival Edition of Fallout 3. Not so Mr. Pudding, who followed the lead of more adventurous prop-builders at The RPF to put together a sturdier creation, augmenting the tool with an Android app custom-built for the purpose. If you've ever wished you could track your stats IRL, this may be the best way to do it – provided your Speech skill is high enough to explain why you're carrying about a huge watch that doesn't even fit on your hand. The prop hasn't been made available for the general public yet, but MyMagicPudding calls this a “prototype,” so you may be lucky yet.

Sep 6, 2011

Source: GameSetWatch

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17 comments

  • TurdmanTurner - September 25, 2011 12:45 a.m.

    looks pretty sweet, wonder if my Overseer will be handing these bad boiz out when I hit 10!
  • CHEIFBadman - September 7, 2011 1:50 p.m.

    DO NEED!
  • taokaka - September 7, 2011 4:05 a.m.

    Can't wait for the apocalypse so i can grab me my very own pip boy.
  • CitizenWolfie - September 7, 2011 1:15 a.m.

    This looks pretty cool, but the fact that you can't wear it means I'm marking it as a Fail. It's like Monty Python building the Trojan Rabbit and forgetting to hide inside it.
  • jackthemenace - September 7, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    t's an odd analogy, but I love it anyway. Screw the Sneak and Speech approaches, I figure this'll be solved easily with teh Confirmed Bachelor perk. But, of course, I'd Need the Pip-Boy to level up... Bugger...
  • Shanetexas - September 6, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    So basically you take a android phone and you build a nerdy contraption around it.
  • NightAce84 - September 6, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    Once those flexible OLED screens that are paper thin become cheaper, I can actually see pip-boy-like watches and such being available on the market. And I will be buying one as soon as I see one.
  • fortheroflz - September 6, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    if you can make this, how will you make the pipboy freeze time so you can inject yourself with stimpacks if some raider desides to bust a cap in you.
  • Overlord153 - September 6, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    I don't think my speech skill is high enough to convince him to let me have it for free. Oh and am I the only one who saw the perk Awesome beard and the he was Idolized Everywhere?
  • Thequestion 121 - September 6, 2011 5:58 p.m.

    That is wicked awesome
  • majorsuave - September 6, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    "practically useless" But, but, but.... ? Can't I spend my SPECIAL and PERK points using it? I mean, I might level up the next time I loot something at the corner store or I kill a (rad)roach.
  • FauxFurry - September 6, 2011 5:17 p.m.

    A high Sneak skill would also be a fairly reliable way of getting one's hands on this non-functional Fallout knock-off(Pap/Poop-Boy?). After that, one would need high Repair and Science skills to covert it into a Pimp-Boy Three Billion. What are Xzibit's SPECIAL attributes and skill levels, anyway? He must have at least a 75 for Speech, explaining his rap skills and meme-generating properties.
  • TheIronMaiden - September 6, 2011 5:16 p.m.

    If that ever became available I would buy it; don't care if I can't wear it thats just freakin sweet.
  • jonfaec - September 6, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    I want the app. Just because.
  • FauxFurry - September 6, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    If only the Wii Vitality sensor could be integrated into its design somehow, perhaps one could use it to survive any disaster that the modern, pre-apocalyptic world has to offer, up to and including trekking through a nuclear test sites relatively unharmed. That or it would just make it a more convincing replica of what is seen in the games. Either result is good.
  • Money - September 6, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    You could juct attach an iphone to a wrist strap

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