The First Wave ISAC Beacon is a recreation of the shoulder mounted radio worn by players in Tom Clancy’s The Division video games. This version is modified from the 3D model work of 2 other authors (attributes in the guides). It has fully functioning audio and visual effects from The Division 2. This version of the ISAC beacon also has multiple modes and features accessed by the buttons on the unit including:
Startup boot sequence effect and audio
4 activatable SHD skills from in-game with sound and visual effects
World notifications as heard in-game that can be played manually, or automatically
Dark Zone Mode that changes world notifications to ones specifically heard in the Dark Zone
Rogue protocol – go rogue and turn the ISAC light ring RED while in the Dark Zone
Volume control (especially to increase volume for cosplay at conventions)
ISAC light ring ‘chatter’ effect when ISAC is talking
See the User Guide for information on how to access these features.
To achieve the effects of the First Wave ISAC Beacon, I designed and created a custom circuit board that simplifies assembly and soldering. Also developed custom Arduino software to run the device and effects. To print your own copies of the circuit board and see the latest software code, visit the project’s GitHub repository:
See the Assembly Guide for a full list of parts and components as well as additional instructions and advice.