Today I created a gift for a “Fallout” fan. A green lighted Vault Boy. The files can be found here Github or on Instructables

First I created the Vault Boy in Inkscape.


I used 3 mm cast Acrylic glass to laser the Vault Boy

In Qcad and Inkscape I created the base, It’s made out of 4 mm plywood. and then glued together. In one of the parts, 4 nuts are inserted. They are used to screw the cover on it.

Acrylic color is used to make it look cool. Blue,Bronze and Black are used



The Base

Starting with part 1. Use four 20mm M3 Screws like on the picture. Wood glue on the part and then place part 2 on it.

Again use wood glue and then part 4. Here use three M3 nuts and screw all together. And again use glue on part 3 and 5.

Use a clamp to hold all together.

After the glue is dry, glue part 6 on it and use a weight to press all down.

Now screw the bottom part 7 on it, and sand it with sandpaper.


The Paint Job.

Painting the base with blue acrylic color mixed with water. After drying use bronze acrylic and tap on the corners of the base to give it a metallic look. Let it dry.

Now use a black acrylic color with a lot of water and paint it on the base, wait a few minutes and tap with kitchen paper on it to remove it from the surface. Now you have a nice washing effect.

Again let it dry.

Now paint two layers of acrylic varnish on it and sand it again. To finish pass a last layer of varnish on it.



For the electronic I use my self developed PCB’s. Parts used:

  • 4 Resistors 220R
  • 4 LED’s 3mm green
  • 1 Micro USB breakout board
  • 1 Micro switch
  • 1 laser cut switch cap


The files can be found here Github


Mount all in the wooden body.



And here the finished item and No, it’s not 3 meter high, but the room is a miniature I’m working on 🙂




The files can be found here Github or on Instructables


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