|For an overview of all Pip-Boy models, see Pip-Boy.|
Mentioned-only miscellaneous item
The Pip-Boy 1.0 is the earliest known functioning model of the electronic Personal Information Processor (PIP) manufactured by RobCo Industries in the mid-21st century.
Nothing is known of the Pip-Boy 1.0's development. Presumably, the 1.0 was built as a proof-of-concept of a wearable personal computer, and due to its makeshift construction, it was likely not intended for mass production and distribution. It was eventually rendered obsolete by subsequent, more advanced Pip-Boy models that streamlined the design and allowed for additional functions.
The Pip-Boy 1.0 featured a small display screen, a 16-button keyboard, a toggle switch, multiple indicator lights, and a dial with at least three settings. It was unknown what functions it could perform. The components that made up the device were attached to a rudimentary metallic frame that surrounded a forearm-length cuff. Protruding cords and the overall bulkiness of the device may have precluded the addition of a protective outer casing as is found on newer Pip-Boy models.
Concept art for PIP-Boy 1.0 from The Art of Fallout 4
- Pip-Boy Operational Instructions: Archive photo of technical engineers hard at work on an early Pip-Boy prototype in the RobCo development laboratory. pg: 4-5