Over the last few months, dad decided to make a PIPBoy3000. It's a key piece of equipment in the Fallout games, a little computer you wear on your wrist to interact with various systems - your inventory, a map, the radio, healing yourself, and so on. With his new 3D printer, dad made an amazing piece of kit, with various parts that light up, dials that turn, a holotape you can insert and eject. It was incredible.
After he handed it over to me a few weeks ago, I felt obligated to do something meaningful with it. There's an official PIPBoy3000 app, but it's stuck in demo mode if you don't have the game running and it doesn't do much other than look pretty.
I broke out my web development skills and made my first Ionic app, which can easily be published to a phone. It's running a little constantly-updating app with a news feed, current weather, and clock. Of course, it also looks cool with a flickering green screen. Anything else wouldn't do the hardware justice.