This project is solving the Space Wearables: Fashion Designer to Astronauts challenge. Description
Space is no longer accomplished by the public sector space agencies. Now, commercial space companies have expanded the market for space technology. Your challenge is to design wearable clothing and accessories that could be useful for space travelers and/or the engineers and technicians involved with ground processing spacecraft and rockets. If possible, build a prototype(s) (hardware or software) during the 48-hour Space Apps marathon.
Incorporate understanding of challenges of working in the hostile off-planet environment into your wearable space designs that can improve the quality and safety of our explorers.
Solution: Pip-Boy 3000
We wanted to make a piece of popular science fiction into a reality so we chose the Pip-Boy 3000 from the game Fallout 3. The goal was to bring environmental sensors into an easy-to-use cuff device that could help a wearer determine if their environment is safe for navigation or helmet removal.
Sensor HUD displays
Altitude, Latitude and Longitude
Object temperature using infared thermometer
Node.js Web HQ
- Pinoccio wireless microcontroller
- Home-built Geiger counter (not built at Space Apps challenge)
- Texas Instruments BLE4 sensor tag
- Makerbot Replicator 2 was used for printing the 3D enclosure
- iPhone 5 with BLE4 for the screen
We intended to add some radio/comms features to the second screen but ran out of time. The goal is to add the ability for the Web HQ to push messages to each wearer. Users can then respond with simple push button responses like "All good," "Radio silence," etc.
- Colin Loretz
- Ashley Hennefer
- Andrew Warren
- Christopher Baker
- Ben Hammel
All hardware and software was developed during the Space Apps Challenge 2014.
The 3D model for the Pip-Boy is from Thingiverse user Dragonator http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:109716.
All rights to Fallout and Pip-Boy 3000 belong to Bethesda Softworks.
License: MIT license (MIT)
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/SpaceAppsReno/pipboy3000
Pip-Boy 3000 Thingiverse - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:109716