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Wearables are becoming a big market here on Earth, and NASA has tasked our brightest minds with designing ways to apply the concept to space. The result? A working, 3D-printed Pip-Boy 3000 from Fallout with sensor display, communications array, and geiger counter.
The device was created by the team of Colin Loretz, Ashley Hennefer, Andrew Warren, Christopher Baker, and Ben Hammel (collectively known as “Team Reno”). The device can sense relative humidity, altitude, latitude and longitude, atmospheric pressure, ambient temperature, and radiation.
The most impressive part is that this was designed as part of a 48-hour challenge with readily available components and a housing created using a Makerbot Replicator 2. The team is planning on also adding a bluetooth heart rate monitor.
You can find out more about the NASA space apps challenge and the wearables category here.
[Source: NASA via Kotaku]