Alien Isolation Tracker Build

This is my build of a mostly 3D printed replica of the Motion Tracker featured in the game Alien: Isolation. As you may know from previous posts I really enjoyed this game and the visual style was awesome. I really wanted to have a go at making one of these, but I never quite got round to it. I made a 3D model of it, did a test print, but never took it further. Then many months later someone asked me to make one for a convention they were going to.

Sadly I didn’t take any photos of the build process, but if I ever make another one I will do a step-by-step of it. It’s not very complex though.

It’s mostly 3D printed, then sanded down and painted. The illumination is from a very simple LED battery circuit running from a simple 9V battery. The coiled cable, carabiner clip and toggle switch on the side I bought from Ebay along with the white and red LED’s I used.

The screen is reverse printed on acetate from a design I made myself based on the screenshots from the game. It’s illuminated by a simple diffusion trick, the mean “screen” area is filled with white LED’s, then crumpled up translucent plastic bags to diffuse the light from them.

When I made this I didn’t really have much experience with doing complex electronics, so the lighting circuit was all I could manage. If I did this again though I’d definitely consider wiring in a soundboard to get the power up sounds and the bleeping from the game on there, there’s plenty of room for the necessary circuitry and speakers.


  1. Scott 3 months ago

    Hello. I have tried to contact you countless times by different methods to ask about the Alien Isolation wristwatches. When are you going to make them I would KILL to purchase one. Thanks

    • Author
      tom 3 months ago

      Hi Scott, thanks very much! I won’t ask you to kill anyone just yet (but saving your details just in case). I will be doing a new batch of watches at some point, I’ve saved your email so I’ll drop you a message when it’s time.

  2. Scott 2 months ago

    Haha thanks Tom. Naturally, I was only talking about killing Xenos, I never specified Earthlings 😉

  3. luca johnson 2 months ago

    hi, when will you be making Alien isolation watches again?

    • Author
      tom 2 months ago

      Hi Lucia, can’t say for sure, I’m working on a new batch now but I’m not making any promises as to when it’ll be ready. I’ll add you to my list!

  4. Sergio 2 months ago

    Nice work! please add me to your email list for your next Alien Isolation watch run as well good sir!

    • Author
      tom 2 months ago

      Thanks Sergio, I’ve added you 🙂

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