Your LG G Android smartwatch can be upgraded with a 3D printed case, looking like a Pip-Boy 3000 from Fallout. Just the right thing to survive the nuclear wasteland with a Pip-Boy smartwatch.
Are you still mad you couldn’t get hold of the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition? If you don’t want to pay a fortune in Nuka Cola bottlecaps, it seems you just have to take matters into your hands, or better yet – onto your wrists.
Since its first appearance in the video game Fallout 3, the Pip-Boy 3000 has become known as an essential tool for your everyday survival. Whether you check your stats, choose weapons, or change the radio station, it’s your trusty companion to the wasteland.
If you own a smartwatch in real life, that‘s pretty much the same. So why not turn your LG G W100 Smartwatch into a great looking Fallout smartwatch? Here’s everything you need to know.
Step 1: LG G Smartwatch? Check!
Obviously, first you need the LG G W100 smartwatch to turn it into your Fallout smartwatch. The watch came out in 2014, it runs Android Wear, has a nice backlight display and just weighs 63 grams. Even if there are newer models around, it‘s still one helluva smartwatch. Also, price has dropped significantly since it came out.
If you don’t own a LG G Smartwatch, you still can get your Pipboy smartwatch. Just refer to this article to build a proper smartphone case in the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy style.
Step 2: Get a Pip-Boy Watch Face for Your LG G Watch
Second, you need a Fallout themed watch face. Luckily, there are some Pip-Boy themed watch faces at the Facerepo website.
This special design in example shows gives you 12h time, battery level, charging status, date, phone battery level, charging status and weather info. It is compatible with G Watch, Gear Live and SmartWatch 3.
As an alternative, you can try the Pip-Boy Fallout LG G watch, which only differs in a few minor stats.
Step 3: 3D Print a Custom Fallout Case For the LG G Smartwatch
So the screen of your watch already looks convincing. But the case doesn’t meet Vault-Tec’s standards yet. This can be improved with a 3D printer. On Thingiverse, you can find STL files for a 3D printed Pip-Boy 3000 for your Android Smartwatch. They are not exactly the same as in the game, but they are fun anyway.
Alternatively, a great option would be glow-in-the-dark filament for those late hours when the feral ghouls come out to play.
But what if you don’t own a 3D printer? You can always have your Pip-Boy printed by a professional 3D printing service. If you’d like to find the best available price, consider All3DP’s free price comparison service.
Neither the software nor the 3D prints are endorsed by Bethesda. It’s all fan art, folks. Now go check your radioactivity meter, vault dweller!
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