The Orville’s fancy handheld communications and scanning device is called a comscanner. It looks a lot like similar sci-fi devices with its pop out screen and what looks like a high-tech interface. Replica Prop Forum (RPF) user Shipbrook made a replica based on the one in the show using a 3D printer. They say:
Here’s my version of the Comscanner from The Orville. Modeled in Blender, printed on an Ultimaker 2+, sanded, painted, and assembled.
Apart from the 3D-printed parts, I used Lexan for the screens, graphics drawn in Inkscape and printed on laser transparency sheets, and the electronic components to light them up. And a couple of springs.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.