Hi, first of all, first post, second of all, I'm probably terrible at any and all kind of programming, including any limits, so bear with me on this.
I've been searching the internet trying to find a way to make a working Pip-Boy 3000 prop, from the fallout series. So far everyone seems to be making glorified flashlights, or just using a touch screen device. I personally think all that effort making a case just to make a fancy flashlight is silly, so I began writing up some possible, legitimate and even maybe useful functions, then searched around a bit for a way to execute them. So far, I have a couple possible parts to use, but not much else, then a friend showed me this project and I looked into it a little.
Now I realize this is probably a bit of a lame project compared to some others on here, but for me, this would be a good introduction into wiring and setting something up in a restricted casing, while keeping it functional.
Anyway, off the list are some things I bounced around, some ranging from ridiculous to implement, to very simple. I'll list a function, then a explanation on what it's for.
-Data storage and transfer: Exactly what it sounds like, a quick way to save and transfer text, sound, and any update files onto (and from) the device.
-Radio: A normal AM/FM radio, as well as a two-way radio, it's probably possible, but I still need to look up how.
-Pulse Moniter: Since you can't have a full body health monitor, and the pip-boy 3k goes on your left arm anyway, this was the next best thing. It would pretty much have a screen with the measurements of the wearer's pulse, and have one of those little graphs right over the number.
-GPS: In hindsight, this one looks pretty difficult. Especially considering how I, for accuracy, plan on having the screen be an old-fashion green for accuracy. It's probably possible, though.
-Dial and button interface: Pretty much, I want to make all the buttons functional, the two dials on the left, as well as the three buttons below the screen will all have a function.
That's just what I have for now. Obviously, the project will take some design liberties, and probably take forever due to the fact I'm a newbie to most of the stuff I'll need to do, but it'll be ironed out.
Thanks for any help, or even suggestions, and good luck on your own projects!