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Motion sensor
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Weight7
Value$ 800
Prototype ID00000059
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout)
PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2)
 
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A Wattz Electronics C-U model motion sensor. Detects the movement of biological material over a distance of meters using a tuned radar device.

A Wattz Electronics C-U model motion sensor, or simply motion sensor is a miscellaneous item in Fallout and Fallout 2.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The motion sensor is a computer auxiliary that detects the movement of biological material over a distance of meters using a tuned radar device.[1]

If placed in an active item slot, the motion sensor can be used in conjunction with the Pip-Boy 2000 AutoMap feature. The motion sensor will display all living and moving beings on the map - represented as red dots - if the "Scanner" button under the AutoMap is clicked.[2][3] The C-U model is only compatible to the PIP-Boy 2000 or earlier models; the PIP-Boys Vault City is equipped with are too advanced to use this auxiliary.[2]

In Fallout 2, carrying a motion sensor in your inventory gives you a 20% bonus to the Outdoorsman skill when traveling on the world map. It's battery life is displayed in the Interface bar's ammo meter.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Fallout[edit | edit source]

Fallout 2[edit | edit source]

  • One can be received as a reward for Vault City quest; Enter NCR and return to Stark.
  • The Armorer in the Navarro Enclave base has one, but you must kill him to get it.
  • One can be found on the second floor of Vault 8 in the small locker behind locked door.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The AutoMap Scanner feature can be used to scan the area ahead and to plan accordingly, despite its need of an active item slot.
  • Vault-Tec Industries also made motion sensors.[2]
  • If fully drained it cannot be resold.

References

  1. PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout): "{5900}{}{Motion Sensor}"
    "{5901}{}{A Wattz Electronics C-U model motion sensor. Detects the movement of biological material over a distance of meters using a tuned radar device. Having one in your inventory will also help you avoid outdoor encounters (+20% Outdoorsman skill).}"
    PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2): "{5900}{}{Motion Sensor}"
    "{5901}{}{A Wattz Electronics C-U model motion sensor. Detects the movement of biological material over a distance of meters using a tuned radar device.}"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Stark: "{348}{}{This intelligence looks good. Well done. Here's payment for your services, five hundred dollars... plus, you might find this useful.}"
    The Chosen One: "{349}{}{What is it?}"
    Stark: "{350}{}{It's a Vault-Tec Motion sensor. We were going to strip it for parts, since it's too old for our Pip Boys, but it looks like it's compatible with your model.}"
    The Chosen One: "{351}{}{How does it work?}"
    Stark: "{352}{}{Keep it in your hand and it IDs hostiles in your immediate area when you use it. Or you can call up the Pip Boy automap as normal, then just click the "scanner" button and they're lit up like a neon sign.}"
    (VCSTARK.MSG)
  3. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-20: "When used in conjunction with the PIPBoy 2000 AutoMap feature, the motion sensor will display living and moving critters on the map. The motion sensor must be placed in an active item slot to function correctly. Use the motion sensor to scout the area ahead."