With just hours to go before Bethesda officially launches Fallout 4 - the most anticipated video game in recent memory - players around the world are gearing up to enter an exciting new world that’s been years in the making.
This past summer, Bethesda announced a Pip-Boy Edition for the game consisting of a wrist-worn smartphone case that - when paired with the free Pip-Boy app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phones - allows players to control the in-game version of the Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV, which is worn by the main character. Unsurprisingly, these special editions sold out near-instantly and the factory that made them reported that they would be unable to accommodate more orders. “We reached a point where we’d go back to the factories, and they were like, ‘guys, this is it, sorry’,” said Bethesda’s Pete Hines.
Thankfully, 23-year-old mechanical engineer Yvo de Haas of Ytec3D took matters into his own hands and used his SolidWorks skills to 3D model a custom 3D printable version of the Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV. The impressive design assembly features 38 parts that are optimized for FDM 3D printing and is customizable for different wrist sizes and smartphones ranging from the latest iPhone 6S models to various Android and Windows phones.
“Designing the Pip-Boy was the natural thing to do after Fallout 4 was announced,” Yvo recently told 3D Hubs. “There were (and still are) many people designing it, but I was one of the first to come with a fully finished design.”
To make 3D printing the Pip-Boy as seamless as possible, we’ve already pre-loaded all of the necessary 3D printing files into three ‘3D Hubs Print-Ready Kits
’ designed for small, medium, and large-sized smartphones. These kits include optimized original design files for 3D printing through the 3D Hubs network of nearly 24,000 3D printers around the world.
To celebrate the most printed item on our platform, we’re offering everyone a 20% discount on their Pip-Boy print through November 13th.
To get a Fallout 4 Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV, simply follow the steps below:
1) Click the right kit below and wait for the page to load the files, then scroll down to choose a Print Location with a good price.
2) Head over to Ytec3D for final assembly instructions, when you’ve received the parts
3) Download the official Pip-Boy app (iTunes / Google Play) on your smartphone
As always, if you have any questions about getting your parts 3D printed, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our awesome 3D Printing Expert support team.
Now - time for the Wasteland!