For those of you who've read this far, thanks for reading! Hopefully you have learned something or two from my ramblings in this Instructable. If you think this is worthy of winning, vote for me and you won't be disappointed in the future, I promise to put the 3D printer/Camera to very good use! :) For those dedicated enough to build their own PIP-Boy, please post in the comments and let me know what you made! This project is very open to customization and I would love to see the results of your own creativity! As a platform this device is really open for development. Even with the base hardware, so much more can be done, so I'll be working on upgrades as I go along.
The view among scholars, almost universally held until the 1990s, is the "Qumran–Essene" hypothesis originally posited by Roland Guérin de Vaux  and Józef Tadeusz Milik ,  though independently both Eliezer Sukenik and Butrus Sowmy of St Mark's Monastery connected scrolls with the Essenes well before any excavations at Qumran.  The Qumran–Essene theory holds that the scrolls were written by the Essenes, or by another Jewish sectarian group, residing at Khirbet Qumran . They composed the scrolls and ultimately hid them in the nearby caves during the Jewish Revolt sometime between 66 and 68 CE. The site of Qumran was destroyed and the scrolls never recovered. A number of arguments are used to support this theory.