Prep your wrist for the apocalypse! Build your own small form-factor, Fallout-inspired Pip-Boy with Feather RP2040 and CircuitPython.

You can make this prop wrist-computer for cosplay, or for general stylishness all the time. Swap graphic screens on the beautiful round rectangle IPS TFT display with the directional buttons, move the cursor with the joystick, look rad.

The demo code is a simple slide-show with navigation controls, but the platform can be used to code your own unique device behavior.


Video of 1.69" 280x240 Round Rectangle Color IPS TFT Display plugged into a breadboard and QT Py. The TFT displays a boot-up screen with "Hello, world!"
Don't be such a square - throw a curve-ball into your electronics with a curved-edge miniature display. Here's a new "round rect" TFT display - it's...
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Video of a white person's hand pressing various buttons on a DIY gaming controller PCB.
Make a game or robotic controller with this Joy-ful FeatherWing. This FeatherWing has a 2-axis joystick and 5 momentary buttons (4 large and 1 small)...
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Angled shot of black rectangular microcontroller "Feather RP2040"
A new chip means a new Feather, and the Raspberry Pi RP2040 is no exception. When we saw this chip we thought "this chip is going to be awesome when we give it the Feather...
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Triple prototyping feather wing PCB with socket headers installed
This is the FeatherWing Tripler - a prototyping add-on and more for all Feather boards. This is similar to our
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Lithium Ion Polymer Battery 3.7v 420mAh with JST 2-PH connector and short cable
Lithium-ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light, and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This...
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Breadboard-friendly SPDT Slide Switch
These nice switches are perfect for use with breadboard and perfboard projects. They have 0.1" spacing and snap in nicely into a solderless breadboard. They're easy to switch...
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2 x Short Feather Header Pins
12-pin and 16-pin set
1 x Short Feather Header Sockets
12-pin and 16-pin set

Watch Strap

I used a 22mm wide nylon band, similar to this one.

This guide was first published on Dec 14, 2021. It was last updated on Feb 19, 2024.

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